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Latitude: 51.5253 / 51°31'31"N
Longitude: -0.1343 / 0°8'3"W
OS Eastings: 529525
OS Northings: 182364
OS Grid: TQ295823
Mapcode National: GBR G7.0C
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.MXCK
Entry Name: University College Chemistry Laboratory and Attached Railings and Wall
Listing Date: 14 May 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1322169
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477386
Location: Camden, London, WC1E
Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Pancras with St James and Christ Church St Pancras
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2982SW GOWER PLACE
798-1/93/602 (South side)
14/05/74 University College Chemistry
Laboratory and attached railings &
University chemistry laboratory. 1912-13. By FM Simpson. Stone
facade with later slate mansard roof and dormers.
2 main storeys, attic and basement. Symmetrical facade in
modified Neo-Greek style with projecting end and central bays;
fenestration 2:8:3:8:3. Main pedimented entrance
distyle-in-antis with columns (Tower of Winds capitals) rising
through ground to 1st floor and supporting an entablature
inscribed "ANNO DOMI MCMXIII UNIVERSITY OF LONDON UNIV COLL",
beneath which paterae. Double flight of steps to architraved
doorway with console brackets carrying pediment. Flanking bays
with shallow pilasters, rising from rusticated basement
podium, between window bays and carrying a simplified
entablature. Recessed metal transom and mullion windows, the
1st floor with lugged aprons enriched with paterae. Parapet.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings and stone
wall to areas with candelabra of box form flanking entrance
steps. The buildings around the quadrangle of University
College form a group.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and
Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 87-90).
Listing NGR: TQ2949582345
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