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Parade Ground Terrace, Steps, 2 Benches and Saluting Base Immediately South of the Main Range of the, Holbrook

Description: Parade Ground Terrace, Steps, 2 Benches and Saluting Base Immediately South of the Main Range of the

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 277455

OS Grid Reference: TM1655935163
OS Grid Coordinates: 616559, 235163
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9727, 1.1515

Location: B1080, Holbrook, Suffolk IP9 2RX

Locality: Holbrook
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 2RX

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Listing Text


2/36 Parade ground terrace,
steps, 2 benches and
saluting base immediately
south of the main range of
The Royal Hospital School


Parade ground terrace, steps, 2 benches and saluting base. Circa 1925-33. Buckland
and Heywood. Steps, balustrades and dressings of stone, red brick walls with some
stone, multi-coloured paving slabs. The terrace to south, extends the length of
the main block of the school terminating at St Vincent House to west and Collingwood
House to east. Following the line of the building the central area is stepped to
north. There are balustraded entrances at the south eastern and south western
corners of the main block and balustraded flights of steps by the north west and
west faces of Collingwood House, similar steps north east and east of St Vincent
House. There are wide flights of balustraded steps with stone walls to eastern
and western walls of the central bay. Central in the northern wall and flanked
by stone walls, each with a round-headed doorway and 4 small circular lights, a
double flight of steps with the stone saluting base between, rise to the saluting
terrace and a wide balustraded single flight leads up to the main terrace. The
balustraded saluting base has a central bowed balcony supported by diminishing
mouldings rising from a lotus blossom. There is a stone bench, similar to those
on the main terrace, qv 2/37 situated to east and west of the saluting terrace.
The brick walls have moulded stone plinths and cornices, stone walls with moulded
plinths and cornices. Balustrading with moulded plinths and handrails, the turned
balusters each with base and capital and central waist, newels panelled, of square
plan with capitals and bases, at the heads of the main flights of steps they form
3-sided bays. The concept is huge, backed by the school and facing the parade
ground and River Stour is of impressive grandeur.

Listing NGR: TM1655935163

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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