Description: 15 and 16, West Street
Date Listed: 8 October 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 300274
OS Grid Reference: SU8593404856
OS Grid Coordinates: 485934, 104856
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8369, -0.7810
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972 (North Side)
Nos 15 & 16
SU 8504 NE 3/464
Formerly Oliver Whitby School founded in l702. Rebuilt in 1904; Sir
Reginald Bloomfield, archiitect. Red brick. 3 storeys. 9 window bays.
slate gabled roof. Cornice with modillions above 1st floor; moulded
cornice above 2nd floor. Centre bay projects forward with broken pediment
over 1st floor and smaller rectangular pediment flanked by ball finials
over 2nd floor. Pilasters flanking both windows, with entablature bearing
school motto "Vis et Sapentia" over 1st floor window. Tall sash windows
on 1st floor in arcading with keystones over; oval windows with keystones
on 2nd floor except in centre bay (which contains a sash window). Round
arched doorway in wide rusticated frame; keystone and cartouche (bearing
arms of Oliver Whitby, the founder of the school) flanked by swags over.
Ground floor on either side occupied by plate-glass shop fronts with large
flat hoods cantilevered over. The school was closed in 1950 when the
remaining body of pupils was transferred to Christ's Hospital.
Listing NGR: SU8593404856
Source: English Heritage
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