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Description: Grammar School
Date Listed: 26 July 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 298145
OS Grid Reference: TQ1749531558
OS Grid Coordinates: 517495, 131558
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0713, -0.3243
TQ 1731 2/123
1892 by Arthur Vernon. Asymmetrical. 2 storeys with additional attic and basement
at east end. 9 windows. Red brick with stone dressings. Chimneys with moulded
brick cornice. Red tiled roof with moulded eaves cornice. Stringcourses between
storeys and plinth. Large gables with parapets and stone cappings flanking the
front. In west gable, a stone quatrefoil set in imitation chip-carved fields under
pointed relieving arch. Underneath, a large mullioned window rising through both
storeys with 5 stone heraldic panels dividing the storeys. Gothic tops to the
lights. Under east gable, bay window of 3 lights rising through both storeys,
with parapet containing inset quatrefoils, corbelled out over basement window.
2-light attic window in the gable set under a pointed relieving arch filled with
imitation chip-carving in moulded brick. Towards west end, buttressed porch of
2 storeys and attic with stone-panelled parapet. Tracery quatrefoil set in a pointed
window with hood mould over a pair of lights. Underneath the inscription "Grammar
School founded by Richard Collier AD 1532", and below doorway with carved spandrels.
3 small buttressed bays with gablets grouped asymmetrically in middle of the front.
Paired lights. 3-pointed relieving arches in gables with imitation chip-carved
fields in moulded brick. Small pointed door with hood mould at east end with internal
stair lit by lancets. Other windows of 2, 3 and 4 lights, those on ground floor
under segmental relieving arches. All plate glass windows. Subsidiary wing with
simpler detail in Richmond Road.
Listing NGR: TQ1749531558
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Source: English Heritage
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