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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1066372



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Jan-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 208833

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TO 3079 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BROAD SANCTUARY, SW1 101/19 (ABBEY PRECINCT AND WESTMINSTER SCHOOL) 9.1.70 Little Dean's Yard: No 4 ('College' of Westminster School)

G.V. I

School dormitory. 1722-30 by Lord Burlington, badly damaged in World War II, restored 1947. Stone, coppered roof. Severe astylar design with restrained use of Palladian motifs. Long range with main front facing east on to Abbey Garden. Originally 2 storeys (floor inserted to upper storey 1906) with ground floor open as a "piazza". 15 bays long and 3 bays deep. Entrance and stair bay built out in brick with stone dressings and quoins to north end of range. Semicircular arched doorway flanked by stone pilasters carrying archivolts; panelled doors with wrought iron fanlight grill. Main east front arcaded ground floor "piazza" with square piers, enclosed and provided with windows in 1846. The upper part, the dormitory, lit high up by square architraved windows with piano nobile level having, originally, blind niches with alternating segmental and triangular pediments, cut open as windows by T.G. Jackson in 1895 (intermediate floor inserted 1906). Pseudo parapet below niches. Entablature with modillion cornice and pulvinated frieze. "College" was Burlington's first public building and marks the opening victory of his campaign against empirical classicism of the Wren school.

R.C.H.M. Westminster School; L.E. Tanner. Earls of Creation; James Lees Milne.

Listing NGR: TQ3007179367

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of London I Westminster Abbey, (1924)
Lees Milne, J, Earls of Creation Five Great Patrons of Eighteenth Century Art, (1962)
Tanner, LE , Westminster School

National Grid Reference: TQ 30068 79348


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