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Description: Uppingham School School Room
Date Listed: 10 November 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 186746
OS Grid Reference: SP8649399643
OS Grid Coordinates: 486493, 299643
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5877, -0.7247
SP 8699-8799 UPPINGHAM
School: 1861-3 by G E Street. Of coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings. Slate
roof with coped gables and decorative ridge tiles. Gothic Revival. A long range of 2
storeys: one school room above ground floor divided into classrooms and open loggia.
Plinth. and string-course beneath first floor windows. East front punctuated by
gabled staircase projection with two 2-light windows with plate tracery, and a cusped
oculus above. Ground floor classrooms lit by pairs of rectangular windows treated
externally as pairs of lancets, flanked and divided by small columns with subtly
varied stiff leaf capitals, with carved bosses above, enclosed within arches.
Four-bay arched loggia carried on stocky cylindrical columns. Buttresses at north
corner. First floor lit by pairs of lancets (copied from Oakham Castle) divided by
columns and with nail-head decoration. North end has 5-light window with
idiosyncratic plate tracery. West front has boldly treated external stair, with
segmental soffit and massive corbel to upper level of 2 storey porch. Windows to west
front treated slightly more simply than those to east: those to ground floor
rectangular,chamfered and with moulded stops, those to first floor as east front but
without nail-head decoration. Rainwater heads: one with blind tracery, 2 dated 1861.
Tall lateral stack at south end. Forms one side of quadrangle, completed by New
School House and Science Block (qq.v.).
Listing NGR: SP8649399643
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Source: English Heritage
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