Victorian London - Education - Universities and Colleges - Wesleyan Normal College

WESLEYAN NORMAL COLLEGE, Horseferry-road, Westminster (James Wilson, architect), has been erected for the training of schoolmasters and mistresses, and the education of the children in the locality. It is in the Late Perpendicular style, of brick, with stone dressings; and consists of a Principal's Residence, a quadrangular Normal College for 100 students, with Lecture and Dining Halls; Practising Schools, and Masters' Houses: beyond is the Model School, in Early English style, with porch and lancet windows: the buildings and playgrounds occupying upwards of 15 acres, with a large central octagonal tower, which, with the embattled parapets, pointed gables, and traceried oriel-windows, forms a picturesque architectural group.

John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867