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Description: West Downs School Hall and Chapel
Date Listed: 23 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 144913
OS Grid Reference: SU4676529402
OS Grid Coordinates: 446765, 129402
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0621, -1.3340
SU 42 NE
12/43 West Downs School
Hall and Chapel
School hall and chapel above. c 1905, architect John Simpson in Arts and
Crafts style. Built of red brick with steeply pitched tiled roof, 2 storeys
and attics, 5 windows. Octagonal bell turret to west end, the base tile hung,
the top wooden with tiled roof and elaborate metal weathervane. 3 hipped
dormers with leaded lights to each side. Windows are separated by brick
buttresses,lst floor windows are small cambered casements with leaded lights.
Ground floor windows are larger 2 tier triple casements. Projecting west end
bay also with cambered casement. East end has circular stained glass windows
and extensions with 3 cambered 12 pane sashes. Interior of chapel has exposed
roof timbers. Carved reredos. Good quality window catches. Staircase designed
in concrete with terrazzo finish with balusters alternately thick and thin. Hall
has wooden panelling and large stone fireplace with brick infill.
Listing NGR: SU4684629410
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Source: English Heritage
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