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The Senate House

A Grade I Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2056 / 52°12'20"N

Longitude: 0.1174 / 0°7'2"E

OS Eastings: 544786

OS Northings: 258483

OS Grid: TL447584

Mapcode National: GBR L79.LJ0

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.ZTFL

Entry Name: The Senate House

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322818

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47308

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Mary the Great with St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

THE OLD SCHOOLS
1.
942
The Senate House
TL 4458 SE 6/308 26.4.50
I
2.
1722-30. By James Gibbs. The West end being finally completed, in stone
by James Essex in 1767-8. Portland stone ashlar. The South front has
9 bays, the central 3 flanked by fluted attached Corinthian columns with
a pedimented entablature and vases. The windows have moulded architraves
and alternate straight and curved pediments, The East end has a 3 bay
pedimented centrepiece. The North front is as the South with no centrepiece,
the West front is also similar. The interior has a continuous gallery,
Roman Doric pilasters and complete panelling below, the woodwork by James
Essex senior. Enriched plasterwork above by Artari and Bagutti. Marble
pavement by Christopher Cass. 2 full length marble statues; the 6th Duke
of Somerset by Rysbrack 1756, Pitt the younger by Nollekens 1812. (RCHM
16).


Listing NGR: TL4478658482

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