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Bluecoat School (National Trust), Westminster

Description: Bluecoat School (National Trust)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 209056

OS Grid Reference: TQ2948179362
OS Grid Coordinates: 529481, 179362
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4984, -0.1360

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1H 0PY

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Listing Text

98/26 (south side)

15.5.54 Bluecoat School
(National Trust) [Formerly
listed as No 25 (Christ
Church, Blew Coat Room)]

- I

Former Blue Coat school, now shop. Built 1709 (rainwater heads dated). Brown
brick, red dressings; roof not visible. Freestanding oblong building, of 3 bays
to each side; 2 tiers of windows. Centre bays set forward slightly; pilastered
corners. To Caxton Street main entrance in fluted Doric pilastered porch, with
niche over containing statue of Blue Coat Scholar; segmental split pediment to
parapet with clock below. Square headed windows, flush framed sashes, glazing
bars, gauged heads, keystones. Dentil cornice in brick; parapet; subsidiary
entrance to west. Other 3 sides with similar architectural treatment. Fine
interior forming single tall space with pilasters and niches to walls,
entablature and coved ceiling; four fluted Corinthian columns mark entrance;
fireplace to opposite end, etc.

London Vol I. N. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2948179360

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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