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Assembly Rooms, Burton

Description: Assembly Rooms

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 June 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 272957

OS Grid Reference: SK2509222784
OS Grid Coordinates: 425092, 322784
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8020, -1.6292

Location: 13 Market Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1JB

Locality: Burton
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE14 1JB

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Listing Text


944/3/56 Assembly Rooms

22.06.1979 II

Former Grammar School. Established c1537, shortly before the dissolution of the Abbey, with which it was associated. The school occupied a building on the present site before 1757, which may have been late C16 and may have incorporated earlier fabric. This building was extended and reconstructed in 1834. The Grammar School moved to other premises in 1877, and the building became assembly rooms. It was comprehensively restored and extended in 1959-61 by Armstrong & Falgate. Red brick, with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs without stacks. Plinth, dentillated eaves, and shouldered coped gables. Windows are mainly C19 stone mullioned casements, some renewed in concrete, 1959. 2 storeys. 1:3:1 bays.
Central square ashlar porch, probably C16, with Tudor arched opening converted c1959 to a 3-light mullioned window, with an inscribed tablet. On either side, 3-light windows linked by a moulded string course. Above, three 3-light windows, that in the centre with a label mould. In the central gable, a datestone inscribed "1834". Projecting gabled end bays have Tudor arched openings, that to left with C19 double doors and overlight, that to right with a 3-light window. Above, 2-light windows with label moulds.
To left, an addition, c1959, 2 storeys, with a shallow full-width mullioned window under a string course, and blank upper floor.
At the rear, extensive additions, 1959, single storey, and a flat roofed stair enclosure. On the ground floor, C19 door and mullioned window, and a C19 cast iron glazing bar casement. Above, 2 larger cast iron casements.
INTERIOR: Entrance hall has concrete open well staircase, 1959. Ground floor has to north a stone wall, rendered C20, with plinth and splayed window opening converted to a cupboard. . Two blocked corner fireplaces. Late C20 partitions and fittings. First floor hall has two blocked fireplaces on the rear wall. Exposed king post truss roof with struts and double purlins.
Radford, GE. Deus Nobiscum: a history of Burton Grammar School 1973.
Meeson, R. Time and Place: medieval carpentry in Staffordshire 1994.

Listing NGR: SK2509222784

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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