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Old Grammer School The Shakespeare Centre, Oakham

Description: Old Grammer School The Shakespeare Centre

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 186468

OS Grid Reference: SK8611208967
OS Grid Coordinates: 486112, 308967
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6716, -0.7279

Location: Church Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6QX

Locality: Oakham
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 6QX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Oakham Motte and Bailey Castle and Medieval Gardens, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

Old Grammar School
(now known as "The
Shakespeare Centre")
SK 8608 6/4 8.5.50.
Single storey rectangular building of coursed rubble with stone
quoins and dressings. Stone slate roof with coped gable ends
and moulded stone stacks. 3 large rectangular transomed windows
of 3-lights with stone mullions and moulded stone surrounds and
cills on each side of the building, those on the south having
hood moulds. Above are relieving arches with keystones over
a stone roundel. Brick relieving arches on north side. Door
with moulded stone surround and hood. Inserted above it is a
stone tablet in moulded frame with inscription in Hebrew, Greek
and Latin. 2 modern windows inserted in gable end. Stone capped
plinth. On a band of dressed stone along length of building
is inscribed "Schola Latina Graeca Hebraica AO 1584". Date stone
1584 on west gable and another in south elevation inscribed "Rejecta
AO 1723". Interior has open timber wing post roof of 7 bays.
A new doorway has been recently inserted (Summer 1969) on the
south-east side with a commemorative plaque above.

Listing NGR: SK8611208967

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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