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Little Deans Yard (College of Westminster School)

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.4981 / 51°29'53"N

Longitude: -0.1276 / 0°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 530068

OS Northings: 179348

OS Grid: TQ300793

Mapcode National: GBR HK.J4

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QLXX

Plus Code: 9C3XFVXC+6X

Entry Name: Little Deans Yard (College of Westminster School)

Listing Date: 9 January 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208833

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Westminster Abbey Extra Parochial Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Little Dean's Yard: No 4
('College' of Westminster

G.V. I

School dormitory. 1722-30 by Lord Burlington, badly damaged in World
War II, restored 1947. Stone, coppered roof. Severe astylar design with
restrained use of Palladian motifs. Long range with main front facing east
on to Abbey Garden. Originally 2 storeys (floor inserted to upper storey
1906) with ground floor open as a "piazza". 15 bays long and 3 bays deep.
Entrance and stair bay built out in brick with stone dressings and quoins
to north end of range. Semicircular arched doorway flanked by stone
pilasters carrying archivolts; panelled doors with wrought iron fanlight
grill. Main east front arcaded ground floor "piazza" with square piers,
enclosed and provided with windows in 1846. The upper part, the dormitory,
lit high up by square architraved windows with piano nobile level having,
originally, blind niches with alternating segmental and triangular
pediments, cut open as windows by T.G. Jackson in 1895 (intermediate floor
inserted 1906). Pseudo parapet below niches. Entablature with modillion
cornice and pulvinated frieze. "College" was Burlington's first public
building and marks the opening victory of his campaign against empirical
classicism of the Wren school.

Westminster School; L.E. Tanner.
Earls of Creation; James Lees Milne.

Listing NGR: TQ3007179367

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