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Description: Uppingham School Science Block and Victoria Tower
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 186748
OS Grid Reference: SP8646499681
OS Grid Coordinates: 486464, 299681
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5881, -0.7252
SP 8699-8799 UPPINGHAM
Science Block and
Science block and tower, 1897 and early C20. Of coursed rubble with slate roof and
massive ridge stack. Jacobean style. Central tower flanked by 2 two-storey wings,
that to the east with 2 shaped and coped gables and a similar but larger projecting
gable at the east end, and that to the west a C20 addition reflecting the former but
lacking the projecting gable at the end, and treated more simply. String course
between storeys. Mullioned and transomed windows, some to east wing with arched
heads. Relieving arches to ground floor windows of east wing. South side of east
wing has 2 smaller gables and 2 gabled projections. South side of west wing forms
separate composition, with rectangular mullioned window of various sizes disposed
symmetrically about a central 4-centred entrance arch. Tower of 4 stages, divided by
string courses, with octagonal stair turret at NW corner. Four-centred arched central
vaulted carriageway. First stage has 7-light window, the 3 central lights curved into
oriel and forming base for aedicule containing statue of Archdeacon Johnson, founder
of the school, at second stage level, flanked by 2-light windows. Third stage has
semi-dome over aedicule, and 2 tall 2-light cusped-headed windows with transoms.
Gargoyles and parapet above. Forms one side of quadrangle completed by New School
House and School Room (qq.v.).
Listing NGR: SP8646499681
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