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Description: Caistor Grammar School Old Building
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196601
OS Grid Reference: TA1152701298
OS Grid Coordinates: 511527, 401298
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4966, -0.3202
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TA 1001-1101 CAISTOR CHURCH STREET
9/50 Caistor Grammar
1-11-66 School Old
School hall. 1631 with alterations of C19 heavily restored in
1930. Squared coursed ironstone rubble with sandstone and
limestone dressings, rudimentary quoins, pantiled roof with
raised stone roll moulded coped gables; one wall stack.
Rectangular plan with C19 extension to right. Single storey 3
bay south front surmounted by a hollow moulded string course with
roll crested battlements above. Off centre planked 1930 door
has a plain rounded arched head, originally with chamfered
arrises. Above the door is an inscribed rectangular panel,
1930, set in a hollow moulded sandstone head with a Latin
inscription recording the foundation of the school by Francis
Rawlinson, Rector of the Church of St. Nicholas at South Kelsey
in 1631. To either side of the door are single slightly
projecting rectangular bays, each containing a 3 light window
beneath hollow moulded depressed 4 centred hood moulds with
simple horizontal stops. The leaded lights have iron transomes
and each has a single horizonatally hinged light at the base.
The mullions are chamfered, the hoods 4 centred, the spandrels
are sunken wedges. Inside, the panelling and other fittings
date from the 1930 restoration. The fireplace consists of a
moulded 4 centred arch stopping in stop chamfers, in the
spandrels are sunk stepped panels. In the north (rear) wall of
the building, 2 original large blocked windows can be seen to
either side of the projecting brick stack; there was a further
window, now blocked, high up in the west wall.
Listing NGR: TA1152701298
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Source: English Heritage
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