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The Royal College of Surgeons

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5153 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.1158 / 0°6'56"W

OS Eastings: 530838

OS Northings: 181278

OS Grid: TQ308812

Mapcode National: GBR LB.4Z

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.Y54Q

Entry Name: The Royal College of Surgeons

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414021

Location: Westminster, London, WC2A

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3081 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, WC2
60/1
Nos 39 to 43 (consec):
24.2.58 The Royal College of
Surgeons

G.V. II*

Institutional headquarters. 1835-39 rebuild by Charles Barry of George Dance
the younger's college of 1806-13, re-using the latter's portico; attic storeys
and wings of 1888-89 by Stephen Salter and the heavy upper angle pavilions of
1937. Portland stone and brick, slate roof. Barry-Dance Neo-classicism,
modified by the later alterations. 3 storeys, basement and 2-attic storeys. 13
windows wide. Central hexastyle giant Ionic portico (the columns fluted by
Barry) supporting entablature and screening central entrance and flanking
windows. Recessed sashes in architraves Giant pilasters added to wings and the
wreathed circular attic windows added by Salter. The interior retains Barry's
vestibule, articulated by Greek Doric columns , and his fine library with
fitted bookcases, divided by pilasters and with gallery with cast iron
balustrade. Inner hall with statue of John Hunter by Weekes, 1864; in corridor
busts of Baillie by Nollekens and of John Hunter by Flaxman, 1805.

Survey of London; Vol III


Listing NGR: TQ3083881273

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

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