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Former Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Wimborne Minster

Description: Former Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 107067

OS Grid Reference: SZ0094899819
OS Grid Coordinates: 400948, 99819
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7979, -1.9879

Location: Grammar School Lane, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1PQ

Locality: Wimborne Minster
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 1PQ

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Listing Text

(east side)
Former Queen Elizabeth's
Grammar School
(formerly listed as
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School,
King Street)
SZ 0099 NE 2/44 16.1.74
Dated 1851 on date stone. Architects Morris and Hebson. Imposing almost
symmetrical building in Tudor style of 2 storeys and attics, red brick with blue
diaperwork with stone mullioned windows and dressings. Tiled roof with ornamental
cresting tiles and many shafted plain rectangular stacks. Central coped gable with
Perpendicular style traceried window with niche over on first floor and Tudor arched door
below with decorated spandrels, now converted into a window, flanked by single light
stone windows. To right and left of this are slightly projecting towers. These
have narrow Tudor arched doors on the ground floor and first floor crocketted statue
niches flanked by small stone windows. Above are octagonal brick and stone lanterns
with original lead cupolas, stone gargoyles and weathervanes. To the right is a
section with a four light mullioned and transomed window on ground floor and a 3 light
window above. The balancing section to the left has 2 windows similar, but all 3 light.
To the extreme ends of the front are slightly projecting gabled wings with canted stone
mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor and stone mullioned windows with hood
moulding to first floor.

Listing NGR: SZ0094899819

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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