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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: 1121518



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 47305

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THE OLD SCHOOLS 1. 942 The Cockerell Building (Squire Law Library) TL 4458 SE 6/307 26.4.50 I 2. 1837-40. By C R Cockerell. Built on the site of the old hall of King's College, it forms the northernmost range of the Old Schools buildings. Ashlar faced. 3 storeys. The entrance front has a Roman Doric giant order, the long fronts Composite giant pilasters. The basement is rusticated. The main building is of 9 bays with the entrance hall projecting on the East and a smaller projection on the West. The interior is in 2 main rooms. The lower library with free-standing Doric columns and Greek ornamentation. The Upper Library has a semi-circular barrel vault with diagonal coffering. There are 2 full-length marble statues; George I by Rysbrack circa 1736 and George II by Joseph Wilton circa 1765. (RCHM 17).

Listing NGR: TL4473058480

Selected Sources

Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge, (1959)

National Grid Reference: TL 44730 58480


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