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The Skeel Library, Kings College

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5574 / 51°33'26"N

Longitude: -0.1929 / 0°11'34"W

OS Eastings: 525374

OS Northings: 185823

OS Grid: TQ253858

Mapcode National: GBR C5.J22

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.L3WY

Entry Name: The Skeel Library, Kings College

Listing Date: 16 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379252

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478620

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Luke Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/24/983 (North side)
16/01/96 The Skeel Library, King's College


Library and attached archway. 1903-4. By Robert Falconer
MacDonald. Red brick with stone and brick 1st floor and
dressings. Tiled hipped roof with tall brick chimney-stacks,
segmental pedimented dormer and console-buttressed cupola.
Edwardian Baroque style.
2 storeys and attic. 7 windows. Large central 2 storey canted
bay with brick buttresses at ground floor level forming
pediments to 1st floor stone attached Ionic columns. Ground
floor 18-pane sashes have segmental gauged brick heads. 1st
floor transom and mullion windows with small panes in enriched
surrounds. Stone modillion and dentil eaves cornice.
INTERIOR: lined with fumed oak fittings and has a gallery
added in 1911. Archway, leading through to Maynard Wing (qv)
with panels of herringbone brickwork and bands of stone.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the library was built to allow Westfield
College to be admitted as a teaching school of the University
of London.

Listing NGR: TQ2537485823

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

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