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King Alfred's School, Wantage

Description: King Alfred's School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 251248

OS Grid Reference: SU3962787676
OS Grid Coordinates: 439627, 187676
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5866, -1.4294

Location: B4507, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY

Locality: Wantage
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 9BY

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Listing Text

5U3987 (North side)
7/149 King Alfred's School
22/04/50 (Formerly listed as King
Alfred Grammar School,
central block)


School. 1849-50 by J.B. Clacy, and 1872-3 by William Butterfield, with later
additions. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings; stone slate roof; stone
stack. Complex plan. Gothic Revival style. Central block of 2 storey, 5-window
range. 2-storey central gabled porch with offset angle buttresses; 2-light
Geometrical style window over double-chamfered doorways with plank doors and
fittings. 2-light mullioned ground-floor windows; pointed lancets to gabled
half-dormers above. Moulded kneelers and stepped coping stones to all gable
walls. Gabled roof; rear lateral stack. Similar one-storey, one-bay range to
left of front has pentice attached to chapel in similar style and with 2-light
late C13 style windows in side walls; west wall has gabled bellcote over 3-light
late C13 style window. Asymmetrical schoolmaster's house attached to right of
front is in similar style with stone ridge stack and 2-light transomed windows
with square and pointed heads: similar later C19 extension to right of darker
limestone and with old tile roof. One storey and attic, 4-window range to rear
by William Butterfield, 1872-3, of English bond brick with gabled old tile roof,
brick ridge stack and offset lateral stack; 2-light flanked by 3-light chamfered
stone-mullioned sash windows with chamfered brick jambs and 2-light casements
with overlights to hipped dormers. Interior: Front block has much restored
Norman doorway from the "Latin School" in the churchyard.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.254; Paul Thompson, William Butterfield,
1971, pp.396, 435; VCH: Berkshire, Vol IV, p.320).

Listing NGR: SU3962787676

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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