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Description: Uppingham School Hall and Classrooms
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 186749
OS Grid Reference: SP8653999670
OS Grid Coordinates: 486539, 299670
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5880, -0.7241
SP 8699-8799 UPPINGHAM
Uppingham School, Hall
Hall and classrooms, 1923 by Ernest and W E Newton. Hall divided horizontally
c.1970. Of squared stone with slate roofs and coped gables, with stack at east end of
classrooms. L-plan with hall running north-south and classrooms east-west. Hall:
late C16 in style, borrowing motifs from Kirby Hall. West front of 7 bays divided by
giant order. Plinth, entablature, supporting curly paw-like brackets and parapet.
Canted full-length bay windows to left of 9 lights with 5 transoms balanced to right
by rectangular projection with 4-light window with king mullion and 3 transoms.
Similar windows to central 5 bays, with c.1970 mullioned windows to alternate bays
below, lighting newly-created lower floor. North and south ends framed by octagonal
turrets with leaded onion domes. South end has 3 round-headed entrance arches
enclosing double doors with traceried fanlights over. Four-light window with king
mullion and transom above. Classrooms: of 3 storeys. South front has 5 gables and
alternating rhythm of 5-light windows with mullions and transom, and 2-light windows.
String course between storeys. Canted porch at west end with datestone. Four-centred
arched doorway at east end, with inscription above: "These stones taken from the
original building mark the site of The Lodge 1854-1921". North front very austere
with smaller windows lighting corridor (expressed in west gable end): 3-light with
hood moulds to ground floor, croisé to first floor. Five hipped dormers.
Listing NGR: SP8653999670
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Source: English Heritage
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