Description: Royal Holloway College
Date Listed: 17 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 289720
OS Grid Reference: SU9974870506
OS Grid Coordinates: 499748, 170506
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4248, -0.5667
SU 97 SE EGHAM LONDON ROAD
- Royal Holloway College
College 1879-87 by W H Crossland (assistant Taylor) in French C16 style largely
modelled on Chambord. Sculptures by Fucigna. Horizontal bands of stone and red
brick tiled roofs, turrets and ornate chimney stacks. Four storeys and attic.
Rectangular plan with two courtyards. North east and south west elevations:
4 storeys, attic and roof. Red brick stone band courses and dressings.
Elevation with shallow projecting pavilions. Primary pavilions at ends and
centre consist of outer full height semicircular bays of 2 windows centre bay
flat, 3 windows. Secondary pavilions flat with pair of Composite columns in
recess, each floor stone quoin. Tertiary pavilions splay sided bays full height.
All windows 4 pane sashes separated by brick and stone pilasters with reduced
entablatures above and below as string courses. Main entablature with stone
baluster. Windows, stone architrave, curved rectangular keystone. Balusters
below 1st, 2nd floor cills, semicircular head door, rusticated arch, flight of
steps and balustrade. Primary pavilions rise through roof with conical roof
and lucarnes with additional storey on centre pavilion, ornate entablature.
Domed roof behind with lead roofed bell turret on turned wood balusters.
Dormers, mullions, stone pilasters, entablature pinnacles. Voluted supports
to shell centred pediment. Small lead lucarnes in roof. Massive brick stacks;
stone strapwork motifs of diamonds. Shell motif capping 23 stacks to main roof.
65 windows each floor. North west elevation: (Entrance front). Corner
pavilions repeat from side elevations. In centre, arch and 3 storeys to main
entablature and balustrade. Ornate cornices and pinnacles, clock face.
Chimneys capped with Phoenix motif. 6 bays each side with fielded pilasters
to main order. Windows 4 lights small panes, swags on cills, heads on keystones.
Entrance: Brick barrel vault steps and wrought iron screens to Chapel and
Gallery. 4 centre arch opening blind arch each side. South east elevation:
Central pavilion. 4 circular turrets rising to radial buttresses with orders,
urns, louvred bell turret. Central entrance vaulted. Each side 3 storeys to
the 4 storeys of wings. 6 bays, fielded pilasters, balustrade with urns. 4
light windows, arched heads. Circular windows over. West side single windows
in base. North courtyard: Centre pavilions on residential wings. Semicircular
pediment carved tympanum. Triple windows on two storeys over door. Bullseyes
over. Shallow bay each side. Wing between courtyards. Central octagonal turret.
Main order of pilasters and balustrade and urns. Single storey colonnade
balustrade. Windows, alternate plain and semicircular pediments. Turret
crowned with radiating quarters arches with order and buttresses to lantern.
Main order 8 windows arch heads north side similar colonnades. Ditto in south
courtyard. Dining hall: (between courtyards) 6 bays. Massive moulded coffered
ceiling. Full height pilasters. Windows. 4 light small panes. Stone transom
and mullions. Bronze light fittings. Dado cornice. Octagonal servery,
Corinthian columns and pedestals. Picture Gallery: (west of entrance). Solid
lower wall, small cornice, pilasters and double cornice above. Barrel vault
ceiling. Fret ornament on ribs. Central 3 coffers decorated. Windows, semi-
circular head 4 light small pane. 5 brass chandeliers. Chapel: (east of
entrance). 6 windows Composite order. Windows similar to Gallery Shell niche
between windows. Depressed barrel vault ceiling with bas relief figures linking
window heads. West end splayed with 3 arches. Wrought iron decorative balcony
with organ case to centre, galleries at sides. Organ case pipes in 3 groups.
Horizontal pipes at base. Small light fittings on brackets. Pews with pierced
fronts. Apsidal end in 3 bays subdivided into 3 arched openings. Painted
Saints in centre, iron grilles in remainder. Semi-dome Adam & Eve bas relief.
Simple carved oak altar table on stepped base. Checker pattern marble floor.
Stained glass - 2 windows next apse. Modern glass in other window.
Listing NGR: SU9974870506
Source: English Heritage
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