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Description: Hurstpierpoint College
Date Listed: 26 June 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 302590
OS Grid Reference: TQ2899317576
OS Grid Coordinates: 528993, 117576
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9432, -0.1653
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HURSTPIERPOINT COLLEGE LANE
TQ 21 NE 19/100 26/6/80
St John's College, Hurstpierpoint, was the second school established by
Nathanial Woodard, founded in 1849. In 1850 it was established in The Mansion
House Hurstpierpoint and in 1853 moved into its permanent buildings. These
were designed by R.C.Carpenter but largely built after his death by his partner,
William Slater, and his son, R.H. Carpenter. They are in Gothic style and built
of flints with tiled roofs. They form 2 quadrangles, the southern one open on
the south side, with narrow pointer or trefoil-headed ws. The chapel and Hall form
the north side of the north quadrangle. The Chapel at the east end has 7 bays,
4 of them projecting beyond the esst side of the quadrangle. Pointed w. of
Decorated type flanked by buttresses. At the west end of the Chapel are short
transepts which form an ante-chapel, lit by a larger similar w. and above a tower
added in 1929. The interior has very beautiful intern stalls. To the west again
is a small covered passage, also adder in 1929 to join the Chapel to the Ball.
the latter is on the first floor with the diningroom beneath it. These have 5 bays
flanked by buttresses. The ws. on the first floor have flatter pointed heads,
Those on the ground floor consist of pairs of trefoil-headed lancets.
Listing NGR: TQ2899317576
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Source: English Heritage
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