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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SCHOOL

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.

Name: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1113085

Location

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SCHOOL, FROGNAL

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477435

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2685SW FROGNAL 798-1/37/535 (East side) 14/05/74 University College School

GV II

Public school. 1906-7. By Arnold Mitchell, built by Dove Brothers; much of main block destroyed by fire 1978 but restored virtually in facsimile by Michael Foster. Brown brick with stone dressings; rusticated red brick and stone pilasters. Slated hipped roof over central block with central copper domed lantern flanked by stone cupolas at base of hips. STYLE: Edwardian Baroque. EXTERIOR: symmetrical design with 2 storey centre and flanking blocks linked by peristyles. Central block, 12 window centre plus 1 window recessed end bays; wings with 7 and 8 windows. Main entrance of 7 windows and ground floor colonnade flanked by rusticated pilasters with carved cartouche capitals. Central round-arched entrance with attached columns supporting elaborately carved broken scrolled pediment with festoons and central cartouche; part-glazed panelled double doors. Above this a carved statue of Edward VII in an elaborate aedicule with carved feature above. Grouped architraved sashes with cornices, central windows ground floor with segmental pediments, 1st floor have triangular pediments with keystones. Parapet. The pilasters to the central block originally terminated in tall similarly rusticated chimneys. Wings have pilastered outer bays supporting broken pediments with carved cartouches above 1st floor sashes with broken pediments and keystones and ground floor windows with broken segmental pediments and keystones. Inner bays have ground floor sashes with keystones in broken pediments and upper floor oculi set in carved festoons, the drops linking to pediments beneath. Cornice and parapets. INTERIOR: has main hall with barrel-vaulted moulded plaster ceiling having Diocletian windows and wooden panelled walls with continuous 1st floor galley. The River Westbourne flows under the school in a specially built crypt. HISTORICAL NOTE: the pilasters to the central block originally terminated in tall similarly rusticated chimneys.



Listing NGR: TQ2620285414

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National Grid Reference: TQ 26216 85397

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