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University College Chemistry Laboratory and Attached Railings and Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5253 / 51°31'31"N

Longitude: -0.1343 / 0°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 529525

OS Northings: 182364

OS Grid: TQ295823

Mapcode National: GBR G7.0C

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.MXCK

Entry Name: University College Chemistry Laboratory and Attached Railings and Wall

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477386

Location: Camden, London, WC1E

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Pancras with St James and Christ Church St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/93/602 (South side)
14/05/74 University College Chemistry
Laboratory and attached railings &


University chemistry laboratory. 1912-13. By FM Simpson. Stone
facade with later slate mansard roof and dormers.
2 main storeys, attic and basement. Symmetrical facade in
modified Neo-Greek style with projecting end and central bays;
fenestration 2:8:3:8:3. Main pedimented entrance
distyle-in-antis with columns (Tower of Winds capitals) rising
through ground to 1st floor and supporting an entablature
beneath which paterae. Double flight of steps to architraved
doorway with console brackets carrying pediment. Flanking bays
with shallow pilasters, rising from rusticated basement
podium, between window bays and carrying a simplified
entablature. Recessed metal transom and mullion windows, the
1st floor with lugged aprons enriched with paterae. Parapet.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings and stone
wall to areas with candelabra of box form flanking entrance
steps. The buildings around the quadrangle of University
College form a group.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and
Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 87-90).

Listing NGR: TQ2949582345

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