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Russell Hill Schools (Thomas More School for Boys), Main Building, Croydon

Description: Russell Hill Schools (Thomas More School for Boys), Main Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 February 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 201236

OS Grid Reference: TQ3109562164
OS Grid Coordinates: 531095, 162164
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3435, -0.1192

Location: Russell Hill Road, Croydon, Greater London CR8 2LL

Locality: Croydon
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: CR8 2LL

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Listing Text


Russell Hill Schools
(Thomas More School for
Boys), Main Building
TQ 36 SW 5/24


1863, by John George Bland. Built as Royal Warehousemen's, Clerks's and Drapers's
School. Large building in Venetian Gothic. Red brick with dressings of blue brick
and Bath stone. Long asymmetrical front with an entrance block linked to wings of
unequal length. Entrance block 3 storeys high and 3 bays wide, with projecting central
bay rising to a gable in steeply pitched roof. Central doorway with triple moulded
pointed arch flanked by triplets of windows with stilted arches and attached columns
with floriated caps. First floor windows of similar pattern set under pointed relieving
arches with a pierced roundel in tympana of arches on either side of central bay.
Central window has stone balcony supported on brackets with decorate iron balustrade.
Brick on edge ornament between ground and first and first and second floors. Windows
of second floor have stilted square heads with pierced panel above. Wide eaves with
ornamental soffit. Tall hipped slate roof with small square tower and pyramidal
spirelet. The central block is linked by lower 2 storeyed blocks to 3 storey wings,
with similar treatment. Variegated slate roofs with ornamental overhang. The left
hand wing is 4 bays wide with one projecting off-centre bay, the right hand wing has
8 bays with 2 projecting bays. The return elevations continue the window pattern for
one bay.

Listing NGR: TQ3109562164

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Source: English Heritage

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