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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: 1127730



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Linton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Sep-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 51892

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15/79 The Village College


Village College. 1937. Architect S.E. Urwin (b.1892 d.1968), in collaboration with H. Morris Director of Education for Cambridgeshire. Modern movement style. Handmade 'Essex Primrose' brick by Collier & Co, concrete dressings, steel window frames. Roofs with steel or wooden frames covered with asphalt. Single storey asymmetrical arrangement, main east-west range with central corridor, banked range of classrooms at right angles to west end and assembly hall at right angles to east end and to the south side of the main east entrance. The library, common room, and lecture hall continue the main range to the east on the north side of the main entrance. Entrance elevation: stepped paved court leads to double doors with side lights in segmental jambed opening decorated with blue eggshell tiles, plain parapet above with tower block rising behind with vertical and horizontal moulded brick bands and tall single-light steel windows. Interior: details designed by Urwin remain in plain wooden panels to public rooms and fittings to school rooms, and some items of furniture. The village colleges were designed to integrate school and village requirements. Linton was the third college to be built in Cambridgeshire and the second by S.E. Urwin. Building began in 1935/6 on Bottisham and Linton and it is thought that the designs for these buildings influenced Gropius and Fry in their building of Impington College in 1938.

Morris, H, The Village College. 1925 Duchin, K, S E Urwin Cambs. County Architect 1934-39. C.C. The Architects Journal, Oct. 14, 1937 The Builder. Sept 2. 1938 Pevsner. Buildings of England, p425

Listing NGR: TL5570246917

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Duchin, K, SE Urwin Cambridgeshire County Architect 1934-39
Morris, H , The Village College, (1925)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 425
'Architects Journal' in 14 October, (1937)
'The Builder' in 2 September, (1938)

National Grid Reference: TL 55702 46917


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