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Former Library to Battersea Polytechnic Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Wandsworth, London

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Latitude: 51.4751 / 51°28'30"N

Longitude: -0.1534 / 0°9'12"W

OS Eastings: 528345

OS Northings: 176740

OS Grid: TQ283767

Mapcode National: GBR 9T.RD

Mapcode Global: VHGR5.9681

Plus Code: 9C3XFRGW+2M

Entry Name: Former Library to Battersea Polytechnic Institute

Listing Date: 7 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206987

Location: Queenstown, Wandsworth, London, SW11

County: London

District: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Queenstown

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

TQ 2876 8/3

Former library to Battersea Polytechnic Institute

(Formerly listed as Westminster College Chapel)


By E W Mountford 1909 as an addition to the architect's adjacent college building. It is a symmetrical single-storey Wren-style building 5-bays wide, of red brick with stone dressings. A stone-banded Doric pilaster order defines the bays, of which the centre bay is advanced by a pair of stone Ionic pilasters with entablature blocks supporting an open segmental pediment. The whole frames a large round-headed window of leaded lights having above it a console-keystone and cartouche. Each recessed lateral bay has a flat-headed sash with stone architrave and above it a bull's-eye window framed in a garland. A high parapet with stone coping masks a half-hipped tiled roof.

Listing NGR: TQ2834576740

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