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Girton College

A Grade II* Listed Building in Girton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2282 / 52°13'41"N

Longitude: 0.0843 / 0°5'3"E

OS Eastings: 542450

OS Northings: 260932

OS Grid: TL424609

Mapcode National: GBR L71.B3R

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.D8X7

Plus Code: 9F4263HM+7P

Entry Name: Girton College

Listing Date: 14 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331334

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50818

Location: Girton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB3

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Girton

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Girton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Tagged with: College of the University of Cambridge University building

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8/72 Girton College


College by Alfred Waterhouse. 1873 with additions of 1876, 1883
and 1886. Red brick, English bond, with black mortar courses
and terracotta details to windows, doorways and eaves. Steeply
pitched roofs of patterned tiles with crested ridge tiles. Tall
ridge stacks. Original plan of sets of rooms with corridor
access. In Neo-Tudor style. Two storeys and attics. Pointed
arches to hung sashes with plate glass, in segmental heads.
Parapetted, five stage gatehouse tower of 1886-7 over vaulted
carriageway entry. In 1891 Paul Waterhouse, his son, joined the
partnership. Cloister Court, including the dining hall, chapel
and part of Woodlands Court was built in 1900-02 in a similar
style. The rest of Woodlands Court and the library were
completed in 1931-2 by Michael Waterhouse, the grandson, with Sir
Giles Gilbert Scott as consultant. Paler red brick, English
bond with steeply pitched tiled roofs. Stone surrounds and four
centred arches to casements and doorways. Interior: The dining
hall has a hammer-beam roof and original light fittings and the
library a roof of king-post construction and arch bracing to the
tie beams.
Pevsner. Buildings of England p.190
Dixon and Muthesius. Victorian Architecure

Listing NGR: TL4245060932

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