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Ardingly College, Ardingly

Description: Ardingly College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 302289

OS Grid Reference: TQ3399428561
OS Grid Coordinates: 533994, 128561
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0408, -0.0901

Location: Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6SQ

Locality: Ardingly
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH17 6SQ

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Listing Text

Ardingly College
TQ 32 NW 11/415

St Saviour's College, Ardingly, was the third school established by Nathaniel Woodard.
It was founded in 1858 and until 1870 was houses in St Mary's House, (the old
Vicarage) Shoreham-by-Sea, which had previously been the original home of both
Lancing and Hurstpierpoint Colleges. The Architects of the College were
William Slater and R H Carpenter. The foundation stone was laid on 12 July 1864.
The buildings form a complete H with open sides north and south. The School House,
which is one of the wings extending south, was built in 1864-5, the Headmster's House
balancing it between 1865 and 1870, as also the Dining-room with the Assimbly-room
over it in the central block; the North School (now the Junior School) in 1880, the
Chapel completing the central block in 1855-83, the Cloisters joining the School House
and the Headmaster's House along the south face of the central block in 1892 and the
New Wing balancing the North School in 1926-7. The buildings are in Gothic style and
are of red brick with tiled roofs. The Chapel occupies the east end of the central
block comprising 4 bays flanked by buttresses each containing a window of Decorated
type. It extends into a further 2 bays east of the south east or west Wing. Above
the roof is a base for a tower but no spire. To the west of the Chapel is a pointed
carriage archway leading through the central block in the centre of the court-yard with
an oriel window above it. To the west of this are the Dining-room and Assembly-room
above having 5 pointed windows on the first floor and 5 windows of triple lancets
below. The north west wing, formerly known as the North School but now as the
Junior School, has 3 sills, 12 windows, 3 gables and 6 gabled dormer windows. The
windows consist of pairs of lancets. The north east or New Wing has 4 storeys,
16 windows and 6 gables. At the south end of it is a bay window on all floors. The
other windows are casement windows of 2 tiers of 3 lights. Reference. The Builder 1867
pps 835-6.

Listing NGR: TQ3399428561

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Source: English Heritage

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