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Girton College, Girton

Description: Girton College

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 50818

OS Grid Reference: TL4245060932
OS Grid Coordinates: 542450, 260932
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2282, 0.0843

Location: Orchard Dr, Girton, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG

Locality: Girton
Local Authority: South Cambridgeshire District Council
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England
Postcode: CB3 0JG

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Listing Text

(West Side)

8/72 Girton College


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

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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