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University Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Newnham, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2051 / 52°12'18"N

Longitude: 0.1082 / 0°6'29"E

OS Eastings: 544161

OS Northings: 258411

OS Grid: TL441584

Mapcode National: GBR L78.Q69

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.TTLY

Entry Name: University Library

Listing Date: 10 May 1962

Last Amended: 2 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47312

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Newnham

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(West Road)
TL 4458 16/255B 10.5.62
Built in 1931-4. Architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Long half H-shaped
building. Red brick. Stone plinth, stringcourse and cornice. Pantiled
roof. Projecting centre with round-headed rusticated archway, 4 windows
over, pediment and tall tower. On each side of this, recessed portions
of 3 windows each, and then blocks of 12 tall strip windows with recessed
penthouse storey and widely overhanging eaves. At each L-shaped block
of lower elevation, 2 storeys and 7 windows. Included inside are a number
of C17 and C18 bookcases including the ones designed for the Old University
Library by James Essex in 1731-4. (RCHM 21, bookcases only).

Listing NGR: TL4416158411

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

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