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Laxton Grammar School, Oundle

Description: Laxton Grammar School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 231745

OS Grid Reference: TL0419588159
OS Grid Coordinates: 504195, 288159
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4814, -0.4671

Location: Oundle, adj Old Town Hall PE8 4AR

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

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Listing Text

1. (West Side)
1483 ------------
No 1.
Laxton Grammar School.
TL 0488 1/143


1881, by John Sebastian Gwilt. No 1 in Tudor style. 4 storeys in coursed rubble.
4 windows on top storey, 3 of 2 lights and 1 of 3, stone mullions. 2nd floor has
3 windows of 4 lights and 1 of 6. 1st floor has 2 of 4, 2 lights over door and
1 window of 6 lights. Ground, or high basement, floor has 2 windows of 2 lights
and doorway with arched head and scraper and another window of 2 lights. Parapet
and cornice, gabled over centre coat of arms, with finial. Carved coats of arms
between 2nd and top floors. String between 1st and 2nd floors. To right, taller
tower section of 4 storeys with crenellated parapet and 1 window to each storey,
of 3 lancet lights on the top storey. The other storeys have 4-light windows.
Thin strings. Dated 1885. North Street corner elevation of Laxton School in Gothic
style, gabled with finial and griffin holding standard. Kneelers, 1 large perpendicular
window. and plaque in Hebrew, Greek and Latin over arched doorway with shield terminals.
Main elevation to Church Yard has oriel window with pointed roof and is open on
the ground floor with 4 arched openings and 1 narrower, dripmoulds. 5 windows
to 1st floor, of 4 arched lights with mullions. Welsh slate roof with red ridge
tile. Next section to west is late C19 with 2 windows over 2 of 6 lights with mullions
and transoms. Next section of 1933 in coursed rubble with 1 long oriel window
and crenellated parapet, 10-light mullion and transom, coat of arms to base. Doorway
to right.

Laxton Grammar School forms a group with The Cloisters, New Street

All the listed buildings on the west side of North Street form a group.

Listing NGR: TL0419588159

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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