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Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2142 / 52°12'51"N

Longitude: 0.1086 / 0°6'30"E

OS Eastings: 544155

OS Northings: 259425

OS Grid: TL441594

Mapcode National: GBR L78.48K

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.TLRY

Entry Name: Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall)

Listing Date: 30 March 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47937

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3

County: Cambridgeshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/11/2014

TL 4459-4559

Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall)

(Formerly listed as New Hall)


Women's college. 1962-6. Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. White brick, concrete, some polished some bush-hammered. Some flat roofs; hall and library with concrete vaults. Two linked courtyards, the larger with residential accommodation to three sides; the smaller with hall to east and library to west. Mostly three storeys. Hall of Greek cross plan with circular staircases in the angles, and roofed by dome of eight leaves, with indirect top-lighting introduced between. Internally it has segmental arches on four pairs of slim columns. JCR of double height. Interiors of brick and concrete. Library rectangular with barrel-vault, groined for segmental arched windows on the flanks; heavy simple 'cornice'. Galleried interior. Hall and Library are linked by double-height walkways with some offices and meeting rooms behind. Irregular fenestration to residential blocks which have split-pitched roofs, and double-height rooms to upper storey.
N Taylor, Cambridge New Architecture

Listing NGR: TL4415559425

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

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