St Hugh's College Kenyon Building

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
684603
Names
St Hugh's College Kenyon Building
Coordinates
51.7666600° N, 1.2644640° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

7 Oct 2008

St Hugh's College Kenyon Building designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

St Hugh's College Kenyon Building is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1392941
Grade
II
Name
ST HUGH'S COLLEGE KENYON BUILDING
Location
ST HUGH'S COLLEGE KENYON BUILDING
District
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 50854 07809



612/0/10123 St Hugh's College Kenyon Building 07-OCT-08

II Study bedrooms for 47 undergraduates, with three flats for fellows and caretaker, and common room. 1964-6 Architect: David Roberts, with associates Geoffrey Clarke and Peter Hall.

MATERIALS: Reinforced concrete clad in red brick with exposed concrete balconies and fascias now painted, flat roofs with projecting lift shaft, stairwells and flue.

PLAN: Staggered, `V'-shaped plan around central stairwell.

FAÇADE: Four storeys over raised basement, which houses common room, laundry, boiler room and caretaker's flat; fellows' flats on the first floor facing south; other floors a common plan of study bedrooms all with a south-facing window around central staircase.

External stairs lead to entrance on broad north façade, set between two brick piers housing lift, escape stairs and bathrooms. This elevation largely blind, save for windows in return angles of piers and lighting entrance and corridors. Other elevations have stepped sections, panels of brickwork alternating with vertical bands of black sashes; rooms on south elevation have balconies save for studies to first-floor flats between narrow brick piers. Steel handrails to opening sashes and balconies.

INTERIORS: Dramatic interior with central staircase rising straight for three full flights through the middle of the building. Exposed concrete steps, walls and balustrade, with pattern of fixing holes, circular openings and timber handrails; board-marked concrete boiler flue running through open well on one side...

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Bibliography

  1. “ST HUGH'S COLLEGE KENYON BUILDING.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1392941>