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Latitude: 52.2055 / 52°12'19"N
Longitude: 0.1166 / 0°6'59"E
OS Eastings: 544730
OS Northings: 258480
OS Grid: TL447584
Mapcode National: GBR L79.L9F
Mapcode Global: VHHK2.YTZL
Entry Name: The Cockerell Building (Squire Law Library)
Listing Date: 26 April 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121518
English Heritage Legacy ID: 47305
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2
Electoral Ward/Division: Castle
Built-Up Area: Cambridge
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Edward King and Martyr
Church of England Diocese: Ely
THE OLD SCHOOLS
The Cockerell Building
(Squire Law Library)
TL 4458 SE 6/307 26.4.50
1837-40. By C R Cockerell. Built on the site of the old hall of King's
College, it forms the northernmost range of the Old Schools buildings.
Ashlar faced. 3 storeys. The entrance front has a Roman Doric giant order,
the long fronts Composite giant pilasters. The basement is rusticated.
The main building is of 9 bays with the entrance hall projecting on the
East and a smaller projection on the West. The interior is in 2 main rooms.
The lower library with free-standing Doric columns and Greek ornamentation.
The Upper Library has a semi-circular barrel vault with diagonal coffering.
There are 2 full-length marble statues; George I by Rysbrack circa 1736
and George II by Joseph Wilton circa 1765. (RCHM 17).
Listing NGR: TL4473058480
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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