CHICHESTER THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE GILLETT HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1271544
Date first listed:
31-Jan-1996
Statutory Address:
CHICHESTER THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, TOLLHOUSE CLOSE
Statutory Address:
GILLETT HOUSE, TOLLHOUSE CLOSE

Map

© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1271544.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 25-Jan-2021 at 05:27:00.

Location

Statutory Address:
CHICHESTER THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, TOLLHOUSE CLOSE
Statutory Address:
GILLETT HOUSE, TOLLHOUSE CLOSE

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

County:
West Sussex
District:
Chichester (District Authority)
Parish:
Chichester
National Grid Reference:
SU 85606 04812

Details

SU 8504 NE CHICHESTER TOLLHOUSE CLOSE 3/10005 Gillett House, Chichester Theological College

II

Student residence for theological college. 1963-65. Designed by Ahrends, Burton and Koralek. Red brick and exposed board-marked concrete. Three storey building of courtyard plan containing 35 study bedrooms, three staff flats, a library and attached lecture room and a tiny chapel, two storeys in height, opening from the first floor corridor. The study-bedrooms are in groups of five, sharing sanitary facilities and a kettle point. The architectural language is that which has become known as the 'new brutalism' with 'chunky' detailing in board-marked concrete and brick. Strongly sculptural form, with a top-lit projecting bay to each room, expressing the desk alcove within and flanked to one side by a plate glass window of vertical proportions in a timber frame. Flats have two-light projecting bay windows and the library has full-height windows, some of which are designed to swivel sideways. Entrance by slightly raised walkway of red brick paviours, which slope diagonally down to lower level courtyard, also similarly paved. Walkways at first and second floors overlook courtyard and have deep board-marked concrete beam/balustrades. Also visible from courtyard are two polygonal staircases of brick. Windows to courtyard comprise vertical slots, without visible sub-frames. Study bedrooms have built-in furniture of laminated timber; also a small built-in concrete altar-shelf and a small sink, screened by a diagonally projecting concrete spur wall. Kettle points are screened from corridors by shoulder-height polygonal walls of painted blockwork; one of these at second floor level has a tubular top-light. On the top floor also there are triangular top-lights between each pair of rooms, the doors of which are set back diagonally to accommodate these. Some door lintels are inscribed with names (presumably of donors). The chapel occupies just less than the width of a study-bedroom and is a double-height space with a gallery overlooking the altar below, open plan with the corridor at lower level. Built-in raised kneeling places in the paving mark the threshold in a staggered pattern. The library is top lit with a cascading diagonal roof. A later spiral staircase links it with an upper floor room. Gillett House is a building of visual strength and sculptural power in which the handling of light and detailing show considerable imagination.



Listing NGR: SU8560604812

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
454409
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 18 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14546/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Norman Wigg. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].