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Description: Woodford County High School
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 206895
OS Grid Reference: TQ3987891783
OS Grid Coordinates: 539878, 191783
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6075, 0.0186
TQ 39 SE HIGH ROAD
1/13 (west side)
Woodford County High School
19.10.51 (formerly Highams)
School, formerly substantial house. 1768. By William Newton. Painted stucco.
Roof not visible. 2 storeys plus basement and attic to centre block. 5 bays
to centre block; 4-bay wings, outer 2 bays of each set forward slightly beneath
pediments. Centre 3 bays of centre block also slightly set forward, with giant
Ionic pilasters rising through ground and first floors. Projecting central sand-
stone porch with pedimented entrance. Square-headed sashed windows retaining
glazing bars. Round-headed windows to ground floor of wings. Rich dentil cornice
above first floor. Subsidiary cornice to attics; balustraded parapet. Central
polygonal lantern to roof with console cornice and low hipped roof. Interior
retains fine stone staircase with wrought-iron balustrade and 'S' fluted band
to well at floor level, etc. Venetian staircase window formerly with half column
ornament removed after war damage. The house was originally known as Highams
Park. It had extensive grounds which included the present public open space called
Highams Park. A red Book prepared by Humphrey Repton for the layout of the park
is preserved at Brottenham Hall, Norfolk.
Listing NGR: TQ4001692313
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Source: English Heritage
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