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Description: Uppingham School Offices and Common Room
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 186742
OS Grid Reference: SP8653199601
OS Grid Coordinates: 486531, 299601
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5873, -0.7242
SP 8699-8799 UPPINGHAM
4/5 Uppingham School:
Offices and Common Room
House, now offices and common room. 1584, extended late C18, c.1830 and c.1970. Of
coursed squared ironstone and ashlar with Collyweston stone slate roof, coped gables
and stone ridge and end stacks. One storey and attics. Original house L-plan. South
front has 3 C19 2-light windows with chamfered mullions and cornices to ground floor,
and 2-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned dormer beneath coped gable with finial,
similar to those of library (q.v.) adjoining, but perhaps lengthened as it breaks
slightly through cornice. Small hipped 2-light C19 dormer high in the roof slope.
C19 casement openings,that to the upper dormer with leaded lights. Late C18 and
c.1830 addition to west of ashlar, cross-gabled with decorative ridge tiles. Two
storeys and attic. South front has two 2-light full-length chamfered mullioned
windows, with transom set very high, to ground floor, two 2-light windows with
hood-moulds to first floor and a single-light opening in the gable. Decorative
rainwater heads. West front of original house masked by one-storey,c.1970, addition
lit by sash windows and containing entrance. Two hipped dormers in roof slope visible
behind. West front of late C18 and c.1830 block has 2-storey canted bay window.
Built as warden's house to hospital founded by Robert Johnson, Archdeacon of
Listing NGR: SP8653199601
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