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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: 1128038



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sawston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 53092

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TL 4849 SAWSTON NEW ROAD (North Side) 9/355 Sawston Village College GV II Village College. 1930. Architect H.H. Dunn from design by Henry Morris, Chief Education Officer for Cambridge. The first college of its kind to be built. Neo-Georgian style. Yellow bricks with darker plum brick plinth, and chimney stacks, red pantiled gable and hipped roofs. Symmetrical plan enclosing an open courtyard to east. Central hall block of four 'bays' with two advanced hipped roofed porches each with double six-panelled doors folded into lobby with round arched fanlights with patterned glazing bars open pediment and plastered doorcases. Linked by enclosed arcaded wings to north and south ranges. North classroom range, twelve 'bays' with tall twenty-eight paned hung sash windows with gauged brick arches and exaggerated key blocks, south range with twelve 'bay' arcade grouped in three's leading to public library pedimented and terminating the range. Interior: Details plain and functional with walnut plywood panelling and some original furniture. V.C.H., Vol. VI. Pevsner: Buildings of England

Listing NGR: TL4822549766

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954)
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1978)

National Grid Reference: TL 48225 49766


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