GIRTON COLLEGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1331334
Date first listed:
14-Sep-1984
Statutory Address:
GIRTON COLLEGE, HUNTINGDON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
GIRTON COLLEGE, HUNTINGDON ROAD

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

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
South Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Girton
National Grid Reference:
TL 42450 60932

Details

TL 46SW GIRTON HUNTINGDON ROAD (West Side)

8/72 Girton College

GV II*

College by Alfred Waterhouse. 1873 with additions of 1876, 1883 and 1886. Red brick, English bond, with black mortar courses and terracotta details to windows, doorways and eaves. Steeply pitched roofs of patterned tiles with crested ridge tiles. Tall ridge stacks. Original plan of sets of rooms with corridor access. In Neo-Tudor style. Two storeys and attics. Pointed arches to hung sashes with plate glass, in segmental heads. Parapetted, five stage gatehouse tower of 1886-7 over vaulted carriageway entry. In 1891 Paul Waterhouse, his son, joined the partnership. Cloister Court, including the dining hall, chapel and part of Woodlands Court was built in 1900-02 in a similar style. The rest of Woodlands Court and the library were completed in 1931-2 by Michael Waterhouse, the grandson, with Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as consultant. Paler red brick, English bond with steeply pitched tiled roofs. Stone surrounds and four centred arches to casements and doorways. Interior: The dining hall has a hammer-beam roof and original light fittings and the library a roof of king-post construction and arch bracing to the tie beams. Pevsner. Buildings of England p.190 Dixon and Muthesius. Victorian Architecure

Listing NGR: TL4245060932

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
50818
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dixon, R, Muthesius, S, Victorian Architecture, (1978)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 190

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

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Date: 29 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/11164/17
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