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Westminster College, Wandsworth

Description: Westminster College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 206986

OS Grid Reference: TQ2839276758
OS Grid Coordinates: 528392, 176758
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4752, -0.1527

Location: A3205, Wandsworth, Greater London SW11 4ED

Locality: Wandsworth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW11 4ED

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Listing Text

Westminster College
TQ 2876 8/3
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
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

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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