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Worksop College, Worksop

Description: Worksop College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 241301

OS Grid Reference: SK5985277194
OS Grid Coordinates: 459852, 377194
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2883, -1.1036

Location: Windmill Lane, Clumber and Hardwick, Nottinghamshire S80 3AP

Locality: Worksop
Local Authority: Bassetlaw District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: S80 3AP

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Listing Text

(East side)

3/92 Worksop College


School buildings with hall, ante-hall, west wing and part of
north wing. 1895. By R. H. Carpenter for Canon Woodard.
Headmaster's house, 1897, with addition c.1925; chapel 1909 by
Aston Webb; north, south and east wings 1907, 1928, 1931, 1934
by B. D. Thompson. Brick with plain tile roofs and ashlar
dressings, Tudor Revival style. Quadrangle plan with projecting
wings. Hall has chamfered plinth, gabled buttresses, sill and
eaves bands, crenellated parapet with traceried panels, crow-
stepped east and west gables. Single storey, 7 bays. West front
has 4 paired ogee headed mullioned and transomed casements, and 3
similar but larger casements in intermediate bays, which have
crow-stepped gables with traceried panels, pilasters and ball
finials. West gable has, above, traceried panels flanked by
pilasters with ball finials. Panelled interior. Massive hammer
beam roof with large octagonal iron lanterns suspended from
pendants of hammer beams. Fittings include tables, benches and
chairs by Thompson of Kilburn. West wing has 3 decorative bands,
dentillated eaves, 3 roof and single ridge stacks, 3 storeys plus
attics, 16 bays, with projecting crow-stepped gabled bay to left.
To its left, 2 superimposed stair windows; 13 mullioned and
transomed casements on each of three floors; above 7 crow-
stepped gabled dormers, and above again, single flat roofed and
gabled dormers. Headmaster's house, 3 storeys, 4 unequal bays,
L-plan, has balanced facade with major projecting crow-stepped
cabled bay and porch. Irregular fenestration with mullioned and
transomed casements. South wing has decorative bands, crow-
stepped gables, 3 ridge stacks, 3 storeys plus attics, 23 bays.
Symmetrical composition with projecting central bay with porch
and single flanking gabled wings. Central bay has moulded four-
centred arched doorway with shouldered hood mould containing
Arms. School chapel, Gothic Revival Free Style, has ante-
chapel, nave and chancel under continuous roof, and flanking
towers to north and south of east end. Moulded plinth and sill
bands, plain decorative bands, moulded ashlar eaves. Single bay
ante-chapel has segmental headed doorway with gabled flanking
buttresses, in splayed recess containing 2 leaf door with
traceried over light; massive lintel with segmental arch with
relief panels and Arms. Above, single lancet and coped gable.
Buttressed nave, 6 bays, has projecting bay with coped gable to
east. 6 double lancets with Y tracery on each side, Coped west
gable has shouldered bell turret. Single bay chancel has at east
end a foundation stone with monogram, inscribed 'AMDG July XXIX
MDCCCCIX MRM'. Towers, 3 stages, square plan with octagonal
third stage; moulded ashlar plinth, lintel band, broaches,
machiolation and coping, topped by 2 stage octagonal timber bell
turret with traceried openings and domed octagonal cap with
finial. Ante-chapel has 5 bay blind arcade with transverse
doorways in third bay from south. Groined vault. North window
has stained glass by Wailes. Panelled interior has decorative
brick bands and moulded sill band from which spring responds.
Tierceron vault with moulded and decorated ribs, stencilled
patterns and texts. West end has organ gallery with parapet.
Chancel arch has cove and roll moulding with shaft responds on
octagonal bases. Chancel north side has segmental headed aumbry.
South side has double sedilia. Ashlar vault with chamfered ribs.
East window stained glass by Wailes, 1913. Fittings include
moulded and panelled oak stalls, 2 with tracery and 2 with
canopies. Plain timber lectern. East wing one and a half
storeys, 11 bays, has central 2 storey gatehouse with 2 stage
octagonal bell turret with tent roof and tall finial with weather
vane. Flanked each side by 5 casements, and above, one hipped
and 2 crenellated dormers each side. North (Portland) wing, 2
storeys plus attics, 12 bays, T-plan, has to right balustraded
octagonal stair turret to south, and to its right, single
projecting crow-stepped gabled bay on each side. 11 casements on
each floor, and above, 3 crow-stepped dormers. Crow-stepped east
gable has recessed panel with flanking pilasters, containing 2
storey canted bay window with band of shields and crenellated
parapet, and 7 casements on each floor.

Listing NGR: SK5985277194

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Source: English Heritage

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