FORMER BATTERSEA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1357653
Date first listed:
07-Apr-1983
Statutory Address:
FORMER BATTERSEA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, MOUNTFIELD MANSIONS, BATTERSEA PARK ROAD, SW11

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER BATTERSEA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, MOUNTFIELD MANSIONS, BATTERSEA PARK ROAD, SW11

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Wandsworth (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 28392 76758

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/02/2014

TQ 2876 8/3 5033

BATTERSEA PARK ROAD, SW11 Former Battersea Polytechnic Institute (Mountfield Mansions)

(Formerly listed as Westminster College)

II

Former Polytechnic Institute. By E W Mountford (189O). Long symmetrical Northern Renaissance composition of 2-storeys, attic and Dutch gables. Red brick, stone dressings, tiled roof. Frontispiece of slightly advanced twin gabled pavilions framing main entrance bay. Four-bay recessed ranges 2-storeys and attic link frontispiece to gabled end-pavilions. Each end-pavilion comprises on plan an inner segmental bay and an outer and more strongly-projecting square bay. Doric entrance porch with quadrant wings and high parapet, balustraded over the quadrants. Entablature of main door has swan-neck pediment and is flanked by sashes with high entablatures. Behind the porch parapet a round-arched first floor window framed in an Ionic aedicule. In frontispiece and linking ranges, attic pilaster order pierced by bull's-eye windows and capped in frontispiece alone by complex swan-neck pediments. In the gabled pavilions these culminate in aedicules with statuary. Gabled end-pavilions also have attic order, with statuary in niches. Steep-pitched roof with open octagonal lantern, ogival cap and needle spire. *Extensions to north-west and west not included in listing.



Listing NGR: TQ2839276758

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
206986
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

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Date: 25 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15127/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Addison. Source Historic England Archive
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