UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1126281
Date first listed:
10-May-1962
Date of most recent amendment:
02-Nov-1972
Statutory Address:
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, QUEENS ROAD
Statutory Address:
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, WEST ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, QUEENS ROAD
Statutory Address:
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, WEST ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
Cambridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 44161 58411

Details

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 1. 942 (West Road) TL 4458 16/255B 10.5.62 II 2. Built in 1931-4. Architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Long half H-shaped building. Red brick. Stone plinth, stringcourse and cornice. Pantiled roof. Projecting centre with round-headed rusticated archway, 4 windows over, pediment and tall tower. On each side of this, recessed portions of 3 windows each, and then blocks of 12 tall strip windows with recessed penthouse storey and widely overhanging eaves. At each L-shaped block of lower elevation, 2 storeys and 7 windows. Included inside are a number of C17 and C18 bookcases including the ones designed for the Old University Library by James Essex in 1731-4. (RCHM 21, bookcases only).

Listing NGR: TL4416158411

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
47312
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 02 May 2005
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