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Kingsley Park Middle School, Northampton

Description: Kingsley Park Middle School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 232288

OS Grid Reference: SP7598562043
OS Grid Coordinates: 475985, 262043
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2513, -0.8883

Location: Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JA

Locality: Northampton
Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN2 6JA

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included:

SP 7562 and SP 76 SE
10/600 and 14/600 Kingsley Park Middle


School. Dated 1915; by Sharman and Archer of Wellingborough. Red brick in English
bond with ashlar dressings. Sprocketted hipped plain tile roof with deep wooden
modillion eaves cornice. Brick axial stacks with moulded stone caps; 2 central
ashlar stacks.

Long front range with entrance in centre-piece, main hall in parallel range behind
and 2 rear wings.

Wrenaissance style.

2 storeys and basement at front, 2 and 3 storeys at rear. South front
9:3:3:3:9 bays. Central 9 bays advanced with stone pilasters and deep frieze with
wreaths, the centre 3 ashlar bays break forward with open segmental pediment on
consoles with dated cartouche and festoons in the frieze. All the windows have
keystones, the centre 3 bays in moulded archives, the centre first floor with
voluted canopy with large keystone and festoons. Central doorway with open pediment
on consoles with cartouche above semi-circular fanlight and with panelled and glazed
double doors. The lower flanking 9 bays, keystones, stone cills and brick aprons to

Over the centre a wooden cupola with louvred sides, corner pilasters and ball
finials and finial over dome. Parallel hall range at rear with round-headed
clerestory windows and pedimental gables over round arch rear doorway; flanked by
gable-ended rear wings. All sash windows with glazing bars and top opening lights.

Interior: Main hall has a balcony arcade on south side with iron balustrades and
pier pilasters with consoles breaking the cornice above; similar consoles on window
piers on north side; segmentally vaulted plaster ceiling and panelled dado.
Entrance hall also has dado panelling, round-headed arches and round window lights.
Roof over 'seminar room' has exposed arch braced trusses. Panelled library.

Note: Designed by Sharman and Archer and built by J G Pullen and Son of Northampton
at a cost of £28,735, as the Northampton Grammar School for Girls.

Sources: Information provided by Northampton Borough Council.
Buildings of England p. 339.

Listing NGR: SP7598562043

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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