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Description: School House and Walls of Oundle School
Date Listed: 7 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 231737
OS Grid Reference: TL0407488175
OS Grid Coordinates: 504074, 288175
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4816, -0.4689
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1. (West Side)
School House and walls of
TL 0488 1/136
1887 by John Sebastian Gwilt in asymmetrical Tudor style with timbered addition
to south of l909 by A C Blomfield. Coursed stone with slate roof and stone chimneys.
Main building, south section, of 2 storeys with 2 windows of 3 lights flanking
a centre window of 3 lights, segmental arches, under gable with finial. 3 mullion
and transom windows of 3 lights on ground floor. String between storeys breaks
over coat of arms. Plinth. Parapet. To left, plain doorway set back, rectangular
dripmould and 1 window over. Centre section of 3 storeys, attics and basement.
Parapet and 3 gables with finals, each with a window of 2 lights. 7 windows to
1st and 2nd floors, arranged alternately with single and 2 lights to the 2nd floor
and 2 and 4 lights to the 1st floor. 6 similar windows to the ground floor. 4-centre
arched doorway with carved spandrels and rectangular dripnould. Steps up. Right
section of 2 storeys and attics has gable with finial and window of 2 lights.
Windows of 6 lights on 1st and ground floors. Larger gable with finial and window
of 2 lights has windows of 2 and 4 lights on the 1st and ground floors. Porch
to right. Parapet. Strings between storeys. Wall in stone with tall arched gateway
to left with overthrow with parapet and cornice bearing shield.
Southern addition of l909 is of 1 storey and attics in coursed stone with stone
slate roof. Left has 2 half-timbered gables each with a window of 2 lights on
brackets over canted bay of 5 lights. 3 windows of 2 lights on ground floor and
plain door. Buttress to right. 3 stone stacks. Plinth to right bay. Right-hand
wing of 1 storey has 6 windows of 2 lights. Includes wall of coursed rubble with
rounded top with tall gate piers with ball finials and iron gates.
All the listed buildings in New Street form a group.
Listing NGR: TL0407488175
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Source: English Heritage
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