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Former Battersea Polytechnic Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Queenstown, London

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Latitude: 51.4752 / 51°28'30"N

Longitude: -0.1527 / 0°9'9"W

OS Eastings: 528392

OS Northings: 176758

OS Grid: TQ283767

Mapcode National: GBR 9T.WB

Mapcode Global: VHGR5.95NX

Entry Name: Former Battersea Polytechnic Institute

Listing Date: 7 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357653

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206986

Location: Wandsworth, London, SW11

County: London

District: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Queenstown

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Battersea Fields

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/02/2014

TQ 2876 8/3

Former Battersea Polytechnic Institute (Mountfield Mansions)

(Formerly listed as Westminster College)


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 quadrants. 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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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