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Cole Wing, Victoria and Albert Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brompton & Hans Town, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.4973 / 51°29'50"N

Longitude: -0.1735 / 0°10'24"W

OS Eastings: 526885

OS Northings: 179176

OS Grid: TQ268791

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.7F

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.YM4J

Entry Name: Cole Wing, Victoria and Albert Museum

Listing Date: 15 April 1969

Last Amended: 7 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203786

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW7

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Brompton & Hans Town

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity with St Paul, Onslow Sq and St Augustine, Sth Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

39/4 (east side)
15.4.69 Cole Wing, Victoria and
Albert Museum (formerly
Royal College of Science)


Museum, formerly college. 1868-73. Built Lt Col H D Y Scott RE. Renaissance style.
Ornaments in Minton Majolica. Built in red brick and buff terra-cotta. Four storeys;
10 main bays. Projecting wings either end with crowning pedimented pavilions above
cornice, joined by gallery with balustraded arcade of 21 bays and supported by moulded
terra-cotta consoles. Ground floor also has arcade on much bigger scale with 7 bays.
First and second floors are plainer but the 9 square-headed windows have enriched
surrounds with much carving. This building was planned by Captain Fowke but carried
out after his death by Scott.

Listing NGR: TQ2688979177

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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