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Old Museum Block at Charterhouse School, Godalming

Description: Old Museum Block at Charterhouse School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 291427

OS Grid Reference: SU9642945149
OS Grid Coordinates: 496429, 145149
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1974, -0.6213

Location: Charterhouse Road, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2DX

Locality: Godalming
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU7 2DX

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Listing Text

SU 9645 SW
(south side, off)
5/151 Old Museum Block at
Charterhouse School
Former museum, carpentry workshop, lecture theatre and classrooms; now classrooms
and lecture theatre. Dated 1890 altered. Bargate rubblestone with ashlar
dressings. Welsh slate roof. 1 and 2 storeys. At west end, 2 parallel ranges,
gable-end on (former museum), fronted by single-storey 8-bay arcade with a 1-
storey, 2-bay block at either end; to rear (east) of this is slightly taller
theatre. In modified Gothic style having plinths; quoins; offset buttresses; 2-
centred-arched, quoined openings; roll-mounted strings; raised verges with coping
and multifaced finials. West front: arcade has gabled buttresses and parapet
broken by 2 recessed panels with mottoes and gableted, roll-moulded coping; inside
arcade a board door or small-paned window to each bay. Rising above arcade the
paired gables of the parallel ranges each have a large, transomed, 4-light window
with triangular-headed lights and leaded glazing; between gables is gableted
plaque with coat of arms and date. The single-storey blocks at each end of arcade
have square-headed, 3-light windows. Rear: lecture theatre has one gable with
polygonal corner stair towers with board doors; ground floor masked by pent-roofed
infill addition; on 1st floor, windows of 3 lights flanked by 2 lights. Returns:
former museum has full-length dormer windows with continuous small-paned glazing
lights with round-arched tops. Lecture theatre on north side has three 3-light
windows to 1st floor. Attached buildings to south not of special interest.
M Seaborne, and R Lowe, The English School, Its Architecture and Organisation,
Vol II, 1870-1970 (1977).

Listing NGR: SU9642945149

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Source: English Heritage

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