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Main Block at Woodlands School Including Administration and Main Entrance, Main and Small Hall, Gym , Coventry

Description: Main Block at Woodlands School Including Administration and Main Entrance, Main and Small Hall, Gym

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 218631

OS Grid Reference: SP2781679388
OS Grid Coordinates: 427816, 279388
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4118, -1.5925

Location: Broad Lane, Coventry CV4 9PB

Locality: Coventry
County: Coventry
Country: England
Postcode: CV4 9PB

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Listing Text

COVENTRY C.B. Main Block at
Woodlands School
SP 27NE inc. Admin and
833/21/10002 Main Entrance,
Main and Small
Hall, Gym and


School building. 1952-57. Designed by the City Architects
Department with the Ministry of Education Development Group.
Built using Hills 3'4" system, comprising a steel frame with
precast concrete panels. Flat roof; prominent roof slab.
Irregular block of one and two storeys. Much glazing, in
horizontal bands. Painted metal framed windows; plate glass.
To wall of Main Hall coloured concrete slabs form simple

An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Workshop
and science block, Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium block,
block of two further gymnasia, three further Teaching blocks
and five House blocks and cycle store to the east (qv).

Woodlands School was an experimental design project, and an
early purpose-built comprehensive school.

A. Saint, Towards a Social Architecture.
N. Pevsner and A. Wedgwood, BoE: Warwickshire

Listing NGR: SP2781679388

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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