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The Village College

A Grade II Listed Building in Linton, Cambridgeshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51892

Location: Linton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)

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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