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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1332183
English Heritage Legacy ID: 47181
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3
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
(Formerly listed as
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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