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Description: St Johns Priory School and Attached Walls
Date Listed: 8 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 244505
OS Grid Reference: SP4535440096
OS Grid Coordinates: 445354, 240096
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0574, -1.3399
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BANBURY ST. JOHN'S ROAD
SP4540SW (South side)
St. John's Priory School and
08/07/75 attached walls
(Formerly listed as St. John's
School. Mid C19 with earlier origins, probably incorporating the medieval
remains of the C13 Hospital of St. John the Baptist. Regular coursed ironstone
rubble. Steeply pitched tile roof, stone coping to left with gargoyle, brick
ridge and end stacks on rendered bases. 2 storeys plus attic and basement;
5-window range altogether. Rectangular plan with porch projection and brick
extensions to rear. 2-storey porch has pointed arched doorway with chamfered
jambs, hood mould with foliated stops, pointed plank door and wooden gates.
Porch has 2-light windows with cusped heads and glazing bars. Ground floor has
four 2-light windows, one with Gothic glazing bars. Wood lintels or stone
arches. First floor has five 2-light casements, 2 with rounded heads and stained
glass to chapel, the others with glazing bars and square heads. Wood lintels. 5
gabled roof dormers with Gothick glazing bars. Interior: open well staircase,
Gothick details in cupboard doors, doors and niches. Roof noted as having 2
tiers of C16 windbraces. Coursed ironstone walls extend to left and right of
porch, that to right returning to link with main range. Acquired in 1851 for
school use by the sisters of the Charity of St. Paul.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.X, p.29; Potts, W., A History of Banbury, 1978, p.80).
Listing NGR: SP4535440096
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Source: English Heritage
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