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Description: British Legion Club and Branch Library
Date Listed: 26 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 126775
OS Grid Reference: SP1640934945
OS Grid Coordinates: 416409, 234945
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0127, -1.7623
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SP 1634 NW 9/113 BLOCKLEY BELL LANE
British Legion Club
and Branch Library
Founded 1713 by Rev Erasmus Saunders, enlarged (and virtually rebuilt) by
Lord Northwick 1826 (see inscription). Altered. 2 storeys with hipped roof, coursed
rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings. Built as a village school. North front:
3 bays, outer slightly angled back and have band over ground floor, centre breaks
forward slightly and has open pediment. Latter has lunette window with flat
bracketted label, panel below with inscription in latin. Three doorways below, centre
double. Unsymmetrical window on 1st floor to right looks contemporary (1826). To
left: a window on 1st floor and double doors below. To right: door on 1st floor,
half-blocked window below.
Return to East: 2 wide bays of tripartite windows, casements; central doorway with
open pedimented stone porch (entrance to Library). In 1867 partly taken over to house
the village fire engine (until 1946).
Listing NGR: SP1640934945
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Source: English Heritage
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