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Whitelands College

A Grade II Listed Building in West Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.4515 / 51°27'5"N

Longitude: -0.2107 / 0°12'38"W

OS Eastings: 524429

OS Northings: 174015

OS Grid: TQ244740

Mapcode National: GBR BK.CK0

Mapcode Global: VHGR4.9SH5

Plus Code: 9C3XFQ2Q+HP

Entry Name: Whitelands College

Listing Date: 27 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207219

ID on this website: 101357693

Location: Southfields, Wandsworth, London, SW18

County: London

District: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: West Hill

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Wandsworth All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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The following buildings shall be added:-

TO 27 SW
Teachers training college. 1928-30 by Sir Giles
Gilbert Scott for Whitelands College and in collaboration
with the principal Miss Winifred Mercier. Reinforced con-
crete clad in hand-made red brick. Hipped pantile roofs.
Brick and stone dressings. Block plan, integrating teaching
and living accommodation in one building. Symmetrical on
plan, with central axial corridor on line with chapel (qv
3/20). Principal elevation to south symmetrical, in 5
storeys but terraced, and appearing as one, one and three
storeys. Central tower to rear block. Forward wings to left
and right terminating in 5 storey blocks treated as pavil-
ions and linked by terraces at two levels across the main
elevation. 3 storey, three bay wings on same plane to left
and right, while further forward wings of similar propor-
tions terminate the block to left and right. 2 storey
elevations open on to internal wells between the terraces,
outer angle of end wings and of central forward 3 bays have
banded rusticated brick quoins or bases. Similar detailing
between the ground floor bays of 5 storey pavilions. Ground
floor treated as if an arcade, with semi-circular headed
French windows of timber, small paned with enlivening motif
to the transom in Cape Dutch manner. Upper floors mainly
timber small paned sashes, but with timber small paned
French windows leading on to the terraces. Central tower
has tripartite small paned sashes, the upper windows beneath
sunk tympanum, detailed in brickwork, and beneath loggia, in
Tuscan manner, the roof surmounted by a finial. Upper
storeys to left and right, each on 4 bay loggia with stone
dressed brick piers supporting a hipped roof. Similar 3 bay
loggias to 4th storey of forward pavilions each supporting
stone entablature beneath brick parapet with plain stone
coping. 3 by 3 5th storey, set back beneath separate hipped
roof surmounted by finial. Pierced brickwork balustrades to
loggias and terraces. Ground floor windows to inner wells
have fanlights with radial glazing bars above French win-
dows. To front, stone steps with brick and stone dressed
retaining walls descend to terraced lawns.
North elevation: Mainly in 4 storeys, the central
block set forward, and with banded rusticated brick quoins
and stone band above. Basement storey. Similar detailing
to S elevation but plainer. Small paned sashes. Central
entrance beneath canopy linking to chapel.
Interior Axial corridor, with dining hall and assem-
bly hall with balconied stage to left and right. Central
common room overlooking south elevation, largely unaltered
including fireplaces with Dutch tiles. Library resited but
fittings reused, and some of ornamental work retained. Most
classrooms and lecture rooms to south front are slightly
altered. Much of basic fitted furniture and gas fireplaces
to student bedrooms remain in situ.

Listing NGR: TQ2442974015

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