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University College School

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5534 / 51°33'12"N

Longitude: -0.1809 / 0°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 526216

OS Northings: 185398

OS Grid: TQ262853

Mapcode National: GBR D0.T7Z

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T771

Entry Name: University College School

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477435

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/37/535 (East side)
14/05/74 University College School


Public school. 1906-7. By Arnold Mitchell, built by Dove
Brothers; much of main block destroyed by fire 1978 but
restored virtually in facsimile by Michael Foster. Brown brick
with stone dressings; rusticated red brick and stone
pilasters. Slated hipped roof over central block with central
copper domed lantern flanked by stone cupolas at base of hips.
STYLE: Edwardian Baroque.
EXTERIOR: symmetrical design with 2 storey centre and flanking
blocks linked by peristyles. Central block, 12 window centre
plus 1 window recessed end bays; wings with 7 and 8 windows.
Main entrance of 7 windows and ground floor colonnade flanked
by rusticated pilasters with carved cartouche capitals.
Central round-arched entrance with attached columns supporting
elaborately carved broken scrolled pediment with festoons and
central cartouche; part-glazed panelled double doors. Above
this a carved statue of Edward VII in an elaborate aedicule
with carved feature above. Grouped architraved sashes with
cornices, central windows ground floor with segmental
pediments, 1st floor have triangular pediments with keystones.
Parapet. The pilasters to the central block originally
terminated in tall similarly rusticated chimneys.
Wings have pilastered outer bays supporting broken pediments
with carved cartouches above 1st floor sashes with broken
pediments and keystones and ground floor windows with broken
segmental pediments and keystones. Inner bays have ground
floor sashes with keystones in broken pediments and upper
floor oculi set in carved festoons, the drops linking to
pediments beneath. Cornice and parapets.
INTERIOR: has main hall with barrel-vaulted moulded plaster
ceiling having Diocletian windows and wooden panelled walls
with continuous 1st floor galley. The River Westbourne flows
under the school in a specially built crypt.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the pilasters to the central block originally
terminated in tall similarly rusticated chimneys.

Listing NGR: TQ2620285414

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

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