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The Cockerell Building (Squire Law Library)

A Grade I Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2055 / 52°12'19"N

Longitude: 0.1166 / 0°6'59"E

OS Eastings: 544730

OS Northings: 258480

OS Grid: TL447584

Mapcode National: GBR L79.L9F

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.YTZL

Entry Name: The Cockerell Building (Squire Law Library)

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47305

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Edward King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

THE OLD SCHOOLS
1.
942
The Cockerell Building
(Squire Law Library)
TL 4458 SE 6/307 26.4.50
I
2.
1837-40. By C R Cockerell. Built on the site of the old hall of King's
College, it forms the northernmost range of the Old Schools buildings.
Ashlar faced. 3 storeys. The entrance front has a Roman Doric giant order,
the long fronts Composite giant pilasters. The basement is rusticated.
The main building is of 9 bays with the entrance hall projecting on the
East and a smaller projection on the West. The interior is in 2 main rooms.
The lower library with free-standing Doric columns and Greek ornamentation.
The Upper Library has a semi-circular barrel vault with diagonal coffering.
There are 2 full-length marble statues; George I by Rysbrack circa 1736
and George II by Joseph Wilton circa 1765. (RCHM 17).


Listing NGR: TL4473058480

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