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St John's College Beaumont, Englefield Green

Description: St John's College Beaumont

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 289744

OS Grid Reference: SU9896572648
OS Grid Coordinates: 498965, 172648
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4442, -0.5774

Location: Winkfield, Bracknell Forest TW20 0JR

Locality: Englefield Green
Local Authority: Runnymede Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: TW20 0JR

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Listing Text

Englefield Green
St John's College
- Beaumont

- II

Jesuit Preparatory School 1880 by John Francis Bentley in the style of a French
Renaissance chateau. Local red brick with Monk's Park stone dressings to win-
dows and band courses. Basic quadrangular plan with wings forming open court
to south west partly infilled in 1980s. Two storeys and attic in steeply
pitched tiled roof. North east side of quadrangle single storey with 20th
century first floor. Entrance front (north west). Central pair of panelled
doors, glazed upper panels in splayed recess under four centre arch with carved
architrave, flanked by pilasters tapered down in lower third with decorated
carved motifs in recessed panel. Entablature with pulvinated frieze broken over
pilasters and keystone. Pendant wreath containing busts in tympani. Balustrade
above linking hexagonal plan turrets of two storeys and attic with steep pyra-
midal roofs and finials. First floor wall above door containing ornate carved
coat of arms between corbelled pilasters under dentilled entablature. Band
course above of five pierced and carved initial S motifs forming balustrade.
Motifs separated by turned balusters under shallow dentil cornice. In roof
above, brick and stone dormer 4-light casement, leaded lights. Broken cornice
over with segmental centre motif and ornate freestanding leaf motif cresting.
On main roof: Central octagonal lantern of three storeys. Lower storey clad
in lead with featured dots, cornice and narrow pilasters. Second storey, two
superimposed leaded lights in each face separated by minor cornice on transom.
Principal cornice broken on angles. Third storey single louvred panel on each
face, solid plinth and voluted supporting brackets at angles. Lead covered ogee
roof with ornate finial. Turrets on ground floor stone window each face, 3
lights high, 2 lights wide, leaded glazing. First floor each face 2 lights wide,
2 lights high small pane window. Roof storey 2 light casement in front face
only, brick and stone bands, small cornice, steeply pitched tiled roof with
finial. Three storey end pavilions, brick and stone band gables with oeil-de-
boeuf under segmental cornice. Stone finial on gable steps. Third floor 4
light small pane casement in stone window with broken segmental cornice. Band
course at cill and eaves levels, stone tablet under cill. Second floor central
coupled 4 light window with 2 light window separated by brick pier, small pane
casements. On ground floor right hand pavilion, stone dressed window with cor-
nice and two transoms, three light in centre, single light each side. Left hand
side similar windows but seven lights wide. Chapel in projecting wing to north

Listing NGR: SU9896572648

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Source: English Heritage

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