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Magdalene College, Pepys Building

A Grade I Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2107 / 52°12'38"N

Longitude: 0.1169 / 0°7'0"E

OS Eastings: 544734

OS Northings: 259055

OS Grid: TL447590

Mapcode National: GBR L79.6F2

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.ZP4M

Entry Name: Magdalene College, Pepys Building

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Last Amended: 2 November 1972

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47181

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

Pepys Building
(Formerly listed as
Pepysian Library)
TL 4459 15/273 26.4.50.
Built between 1670 and 1703, a highly remarkable classical building of
the date with contemporary staircases and the bookcases presented by Samuel
Pepys. The West front is ashlar faced, the rest brick with stone dressings.
3 storeys, attic and cellar. Main five-bay frontage. Tiled roof. Central
open arcade with five semi-elliptical arches with, Doric, Roman Doric and
Ionic pilasters. The entablature has painted 'Bibliotheca Pepysiana, 1724',
the date the library was moved there and not of the building. There are
two open staircases on either side of the arcade. The interior was altered
in the C19 but still contains two original staircases and a fireplace surround.
There are also C18 doors and panelling, and other features from the C18
and C19. The Pepy's Library contains his twelve bookcases of 1666, with
his books, and his writing desk. (RCHM)

Listing NGR: TL4473459055

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

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