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Cole Wing, Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Cole Wing, Victoria and Albert Museum

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 203786

OS Grid Reference: TQ2688579176
OS Grid Coordinates: 526885, 179176
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4973, -0.1735

Location: Exhibition Road, Kensington, Greater London SW7 1AL

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW7 1AL

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Listing Text

39/4 (east side)
15.4.69 Cole Wing, Victoria and
Albert Museum (formerly
Royal College of Science)


Museum, formerly college. 1868-73. Built Lt Col H D Y Scott RE. Renaissance style.
Ornaments in Minton Majolica. Built in red brick and buff terra-cotta. Four storeys;
10 main bays. Projecting wings either end with crowning pedimented pavilions above
cornice, joined by gallery with balustraded arcade of 21 bays and supported by moulded
terra-cotta consoles. Ground floor also has arcade on much bigger scale with 7 bays.
First and second floors are plainer but the 9 square-headed windows have enriched
surrounds with much carving. This building was planned by Captain Fowke but carried
out after his death by Scott.

Listing NGR: TQ2688979177

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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