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Henry Box School, Witney

Description: Henry Box School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 252630

OS Grid Reference: SP3542809308
OS Grid Coordinates: 435428, 209308
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7813, -1.4878

Location: 98 The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire OX8 6AX

Locality: Witney
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX8 6AX

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Listing Text

SP3509S (West side)
11/36 Henry Box School
14/05/52 (Formerly listed as The Grammar
School with gateposts and wall
leading to the School)


School. Datestone "Henri Box, A.D.l660". Roughcast over limestone rabble, with
chamfered plinth and ashlar quoins and dressings; hipped Welsh slate roof;
ashlar ridge stacks, with 3 diamond-set flues to each stack of centre range and
6 similar stacks to side-wing stacks. U-plan with front wings. 2 storeys and
attic; symmetrical 6-window range of 1:4:1 fenestration. 2-light stone-mullioned
cellar windows. Central panelled double-leaf doors set in chamfered stone
architrave. String course continued as hood moulds over 4 chamfered
stone-mullioned and transomed cross windows, each with lunette in head. String
course continued to 2-storey gable ends of side wings, each with cross windows.
Gabled roof dormer with leaded casements. Inner side of side wings have
2-panelled doors set in chamfered architraves, chamfered transomed lights, and a
cross window to right. Outer side walls have similar cross windows. Rear: 3
cross windows, chamfered stone light, C20 door set in stop-chamfered stone
architrave and 4 cross windows each with lunette in head. Interior; central
schoolroom; coved cornice; end walls each have chamfered stone fireplace and C18
semi-circular arched door with fluted pilasters and moulded capitals: left end
wall has fluted pilasters to gallery with mid C17 moulded handrail to
balustrade. Side wings have stop-chamfered beans, quarter -turn stairs with
turned balusters at attic level and C17 ribbed doors in attic. Collar-truss roof
with butt purlins.
(Mary A. Fleming, Witney Grammar School, l660-l960, 1960); Buildings of England:
Oxfordshire, p.846; J.A. Gotch, The English Home, 1918, fig.70; National
Monuments Record).

Listing NGR: SP3542809308

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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