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Smithdon School Including Main Block Water Tower Workshops and Kitchens, Hunstanton

Description: Smithdon School Including Main Block Water Tower Workshops and Kitchens

Grade: II*
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

Location: Downs Road, Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 5HX

Locality: Hunstanton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE36 5HX

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Listing Text

TF 64 SE
213/1/10001 Smithdon School
inc. main block,
water tower,
workshops and


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
plastic theory.

R. Banham, New Brutalism;
T. Dannatt, Modern Architecture in Britain.

Listing NGR: TF6786740573

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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