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The North Block at Sherborne School, Sherborne

Description: The North Block at Sherborne School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 103832

OS Grid Reference: ST6374316584
OS Grid Coordinates: 363743, 116584
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9475, -2.5175

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 3AP

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Listing Text

(South East Side)
The North Block at
Sherborne School
ST 6316 1/280
Architect, Reginald Blomfield. West end, 1913; remainder, 1923. East-west
wing of 2 storeys; entrance tower of 3 storeys. At west end, on South
face, very wide gabled bay projects slightly forward; 6-light transomed
windows with dripmoulds to first and ground floors; ramped coping to gable
end; urn and ball finials. In recession to east, 3-light window above
and below, lower window above a four-centred headed doorway with shallow
carved spandrels. Date plaque "1913". To east again, 2 window bays, transomed
and mullioned windows, with upper windows rising into roof space with gables
over. To east again, probably in new block, 2 further window bays with
transomed and mullioned windows.
At east end, entrance tower of 3 storeys 3 windows bays with passage through
on ground floor. Wider centre bay has panelled embatted parapet and projects
slightly forward from east bay which also projects. Left hand bay has
3-light transomed window on second floor, and a 3-light window to first
floor. Date stone "1923" between first and ground floors; 3-light window
with 3-centred heads immediately above a doorway to ground floor. Centre
first and second floor windows set within a single bolection moulded frame
with stone panelling between the floors. East bay has single-light transomed
window on 2nd and first floors and, below, a 2-light cusped headed window
above a doorway. In north side of entrance tower, Western bay is of 2
toreys only and in only slight recession, with a tall staircase window
of 2-lights, 3-tiers. To centre bay, painted Royal Coat of Arms. To west
of Tower, North face of 4 bays with similar articulation to south face.
To west again, a 2-light 3-tier window with 3-centred head to uppermost
lights; at west end, wide gabled bay with 6-light, 2-tier window.

The following buildings of Sherborne School surround the greens immediately
to the north of the Abbey Church of St Mary and form a group with themselves
and with the Abbey Church of St Mary.

Listing NGR: ST6373316544

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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