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Great Hall and Wall of Oundle School, Oundle

Description: Great Hall and Wall of Oundle School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 231738

OS Grid Reference: TL0404888244
OS Grid Coordinates: 504048, 288243
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4822, -0.4693

Location: 1 Clifton Dr, Oundle, Northamptonshire PE8 4GH

Locality: Oundle
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 4GH

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Listing Text

1. (West Side)
1483 -----------
Great Hall and wall of
Oundle School
TL 0488 1/137


Dated 1907, by Arthur Blomfield.
Perpendicular style. 2 storeys in coursed stone with stone dressings and stone
slate roof. 2 wings of 2 storeys with 2 mullion and transom windows of 6 lights
beneath 2 gables with finials. Rectangular dripmoulds continue as strings. String
continues cills. String over 4 windows of 4 lights with mullions and transoms
arranged in pairs on the ground floor. Plinth. Angle buttresses at quoins. Porches
of 2 storeys canted in angle, with crenellated parapet. 1 window of 4 lights over
4-centred doorway with carved spandrels and 3 light rectangular fanlight. Side
lights. Plinth Taller centre section breaks forward with moulded gable end with
elaborate double chimney stack. 2 turrets at angles, with crenellated parapets
and gargoyle waterspouts to cornice. Top is lantern with single lancet lights
to each face and irregular arrow slits. Central figure of Laxton in niche under
carved canopy and central large perpendicular window under ornamented dripmould.
Strings at cill and between storeys. Blank carved arcades below and basement lights.
Foundation plaque. Includes low wall of stone with 2 sets of gate piers with iron
finials without lamps. Iron gates. Similar in detail to blain Building (The Cloisters).

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Listing NGR: TL0404888244

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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