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Sir Walter St John's Grammar School, Wandsworth

Description: Sir Walter St John's Grammar School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 206981

OS Grid Reference: TQ2689376621
OS Grid Coordinates: 526893, 176621
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4743, -0.1743

Location: 42 Battersea High Street, Wandsworth, Greater London SW11 3JB

Locality: Wandsworth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW11 3JB

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Listing Text

Nos 28-36 (even)
(Sir Walter St John's
Grammar School)
TQ 2676 6/7 18.3.83
Oldest part 1859 by Butterfield: asymmetrical 14th century Gothic-style having
advanced 2-storey gabled bay and to south-east recessed 2-bay range of ground floor
and half-dormers.
Red brick with pale gault brick diaper, stone dressings and slate roof with crocket
Gabled bay has, on ground floor, twin plate tracery windows. Above are bandcourse,
recessed plaque with name of school, and cillband. From cillband, tripartite
traceried window breaks into diaper of the gable.
Recessed range has on ground floor a twin-arched entrance with inscription
'Rather deathe than false of faythe' and quatrefoil moulding, all within a pointed
arch. Half-dormers on upper floor have twin cusped lancets, each with elaborate
roundel above.
Octagonal open wooden lantern with spire and weather vane rises from junction of
gabled bay and recessed range.
To north-west, 6-bay 15th Century Gothic-style extension of 2-storeys and dormers
by A H Ryan Tennyson 1915 in red brick with stone dressings.
Other sympathetic extensions to south-east 1925 and north-west 1938, not of special

Listing NGR: TQ2689376621

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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