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Latitude: 52.0987 / 52°5'55"N
Longitude: 0.2717 / 0°16'18"E
OS Eastings: 555702
OS Northings: 246917
OS Grid: TL557469
Mapcode National: GBR MB5.HHC
Mapcode Global: VHHKR.NJH0
Entry Name: The Village College
Listing Date: 30 September 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1127730
English Heritage Legacy ID: 51892
Location: Linton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21
District: South Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Linton
Built-Up Area: Linton
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Linton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TL 5446 LINTON CAMBRIDGE ROAD
15/79 The Village College
Village College. 1937. Architect S.E. Urwin (b.1892 d.1968), in
collaboration with H. Morris Director of Education for Cambridgeshire.
Modern movement style. Handmade 'Essex Primrose' brick by Collier & Co,
concrete dressings, steel window frames. Roofs with steel or wooden frames
covered with asphalt. Single storey asymmetrical arrangement, main east-west
range with central corridor, banked range of classrooms at right angles to
west end and assembly hall at right angles to east end and to the south side
of the main east entrance. The library, common room, and lecture hall
continue the main range to the east on the north side of the main entrance.
Entrance elevation: stepped paved court leads to double doors with side
lights in segmental jambed opening decorated with blue eggshell tiles, plain
parapet above with tower block rising behind with vertical and horizontal
moulded brick bands and tall single-light steel windows. Interior: details
designed by Urwin remain in plain wooden panels to public rooms and fittings
to school rooms, and some items of furniture. The village colleges were
designed to integrate school and village requirements. Linton was the third
college to be built in Cambridgeshire and the second by S.E. Urwin. Building
began in 1935/6 on Bottisham and Linton and it is thought that the designs
for these buildings influenced Gropius and Fry in their building of Impington
College in 1938.
Morris, H, The Village College. 1925
Duchin, K, S E Urwin Cambs. County Architect 1934-39. C.C.
The Architects Journal, Oct. 14, 1937
The Builder. Sept 2. 1938
Pevsner. Buildings of England, p425
Listing NGR: TL5570246917
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