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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: 1126279



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: 47306

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THE OLD SCHOOLS 1. 942 The Law School and University Offices. TL 4458 SE 6/307 26.4.50. I 2. Cobble Court East Range 1754-8 by Stephen Wright. 2 storeys faced in Portland stone ashlar. 7 bays with the central five set forward. The ground floor is an open loggia with rusticated, round-head arches. The upper floor has a central Venetian window, the rest are square-headed. The interior has the original staircase with a scrolled wrought-iron balustrade. The main upper room (the East room) has a very good decoration, both carved wood and plaster-work. North Range late C14. Rubble with freestone dressings. The outer face of the building is now blocked by the Cockerell building. The interior has on the first floor the former Regent House, now a combination room. Of 6 bays, it has a enriched plaster ceiling of circa 1600 on a roof of circa 1400. It is otherwise much altered. West Range circa 1435-55. Largely altered in C18. The windows are mostly of that date, but 2 are C15. The interior contains the Syndicate Room on the upper floor. South Range 2 storeys of 1457-circa 1470, the third added in 1864-7. Red brick with stone dressings on the North front, the South refaced in ashlar and buttressed in the C19. There are 7 C15 windows on the first floor, the others are C18 or modern. The interior has the Council Room on the first floor, this has a roof of 1466, a fine carved ceiling and 2 C18 doorways. North-West angle building 1718-19, 2 storeys; but with a modern 3rd storey added. The Dome Room on the first floor has panelling of 1719-20 and a flat plaster ceiling with some modelling. West Court. The Old Court of King's College brought by the University and partly demolished in 1829. Built from 1441-4, but never finished, the West range was completed and in part rebuilt to designs by G G Scott in 1864-7 and J L Pearson in 1890. The South range was completed by G G Scott in 1864-7. The Old Gatehouse has been extensively restored by Pearson and in modern times. It is of ashlar faced rubble. (RCHM).

Listing NGR: TL4473058432

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 44730 58432


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