Description: Smithdon School Including Main Block Water Tower Workshops and Kitchens
Date Listed: 30 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 221299
OS Grid Reference: TF6786740573
OS Grid Coordinates: 567867, 340573
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9363, 0.4964
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HUNSTANTON KINGS LYNN ROAD
TF 64 SE
213/1/10001 Smithdon School
inc. main block,
Secondary school. 1950-54. Alison and Peter Smithson.
Painted steel frame with buff sandlime brick infill. Flat
roof. Windows originally of steel, without subframes, but now
many of these have been changed to timber. 2 storeys, with
single storeyed workshops and kitchens to north. Compact,
almost symmetrical rectangular plan around two courtyards,
with central double-height hall spanning two main ranges.
Classrooms fully glazed, with obscured panels below cill
height. Ground floor of lower proportions then upper floor.
Steel framed water tower with steel tanks, between main block
and attached kitchen, and brick chimney adjacent. An
important building with innovative steelwork designed on the
R. Banham, New Brutalism;
T. Dannatt, Modern Architecture in Britain.
Listing NGR: TF6786740573
Source: English Heritage
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