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Old Grammar School, Market Harborough

Description: Old Grammar School

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 189622

OS Grid Reference: SP7336587259
OS Grid Coordinates: 473365, 287259
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4783, -0.9212

Location: High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7NB

Locality: Market Harborough
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 7NB

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Listing Text

Old Grammar School
SP 7387 1/2 25.7.52.

1614. Restored timber framed building with open ground floor formerly used for
market functions and with former schoolroom above. Substantial framing, built on
a timber arcade of 3 and 2 bays with 10 octagonal posts on stone plinths with curved
braces and dragon beams above. 1st floor has plastered infilling with pargetting
of 1868 restoration. Oversailing central gables. Roof turret originally of 1697
with bell of the same date replaced in 1868 when rear staircase wing was also added.
Quotation from Eph. II painted round whole building on bressumers with record of
foundation and endowment by Robert Smythe in 1614.AM. Refs.Seaborne. VCH.

Listing NGR: SP7336587259

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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