Royal Holloway College


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Royal Holloway College, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX


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Statutory Address:
Royal Holloway College, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Runnymede (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SU 99748 70506


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(Formerly listed as Royal Holloway College, LONDON ROAD)

I College 1879-87 by W H Crossland (assistant Taylor) in French C16 style largely modelled on Chambord. Sculptures by Fucigna. Horizontal bands of stone and red brick tiled roofs, turrets and ornate chimney stacks. Four storeys and attic. Rectangular plan with two courtyards.

North east and south west elevations: four storeys, attic and roof. Red brick stone band courses and dressings. Elevation with shallow projecting pavilions. Primary pavilions at ends and centre consist of outer full height semicircular bays of two windows centre bay flat, three windows. Secondary pavilions flat with pair of Composite columns in recess, each floor stone quoin. Tertiary pavilions splay sided bays full height. All windows four pane sashes separated by brick and stone pilasters with reduced entablatures above and below as string courses. Main entablature with stone baluster. Windows, stone architrave, curved rectangular keystone. Balusters below first, second floor cills, semicircular head door, rusticated arch, flight of steps and balustrade. Primary pavilions rise through roof with conical roof and lucarnes with additional storey on centre pavilion, ornate entablature. Domed roof behind with lead roofed bell turret on turned wood balusters. Dormers, mullions, stone pilasters, entablature pinnacles. Voluted supports to shell centred pediment. Small lead lucarnes in roof. Massive brick stacks; stone strapwork motifs of diamonds. Shell motif capping twenty three stacks to main roof. Sixty five windows each floor.

North west elevation: (Entrance front). Corner pavilions repeat from side elevations. In centre, arch and three storeys to main entablature and balustrade. Ornate cornices and pinnacles, clock face. Chimneys capped with Phoenix motif. Six bays each side with fielded pilasters to main order. Windows four lights small panes, swags on cills, heads on keystones.

Entrance: brick barrel vault steps and wrought iron screens to Chapel and Gallery. Four centre arch opening blind arch each side. South east elevation: Central pavilion. four circular turrets rising to radial buttresses with orders, urns, louvred bell turret. Central entrance vaulted. Each side three storeys to the four storeys of wings. Six bays, fielded pilasters, balustrade with urns. Four- ight windows, arched heads. Circular windows over. West side single windows in base. North courtyard: Centre pavilions on residential wings. Semicircular pediment carved tympanum. Triple windows on two storeys over door. Bullseyes over. Shallow bay each side. Wing between courtyards. Central octagonal turret. Main order of pilasters and balustrade and urns. Single storey colonnade balustrade. Windows, alternate plain and semicircular pediments. Turret crowned with radiating quarters arches with order and buttresses to lantern. Main order eight windows arch heads north side similar colonnades. Ditto in south courtyard. Dining hall: (between courtyards) six bays. Massive moulded coffered ceiling. Full height pilasters. Windows. Four-light small panes. Stone transom and mullions. Bronze light fittings. Dado cornice. Octagonal servery, Corinthian columns and pedestals Picture Gallery: (west of entrance). Solid lower wall, small cornice, pilasters and double cornice above. Barrel vault ceiling. Fret ornament on ribs. Central three coffers decorated. Windows, semi-circular head four-light small pane. Five brass chandeliers.

Chapel: (east of entrance). Six windows Composite order. Windows similar to Gallery Shell niche between windows. Depressed barrel vault ceiling with bas relief figures linking window heads. West end splayed with three arches. Wrought iron decorative balcony with organ case to centre, galleries at sides. Organ case pipes in three groups. Horizontal pipes at base. Small light fittings on brackets. Pews with pierced fronts. Apsidal end in three bays subdivided into three arched openings. Painted Saints in centre, iron grilles in remainder. Semi-dome Adam & Eve bas relief. Simple carved oak altar table on stepped base. Checker pattern marble floor. Stained glass - two windows next apse. Modern glass in other window.

Listing NGR: SU9974870506


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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