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School House at Rugby School, Rugby

Description: School House at Rugby School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 308482

OS Grid Reference: SP5029974950
OS Grid Coordinates: 450299, 274950
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3703, -1.2626

Locality: Rugby
Local Authority: Rugby Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV22 5EQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, The 'Island' tumulus, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(South Side)
School House at Rugby School
(Formerly listed as Rugby Old School)
SP 5074 NW 2/83 11.lO.49.


1809-13 by Henry Hakewell in Tudor style. Brown brick, stone dressings. Residence
of many headmasters of the school, including Dr Arnold. Barry home of Matthew
Arnold. Irregular L plan with octagonal tower above entrance arch in angle. Wide
stone steps up to recessed porch flanked by buttresses. Windows mainly sashes.
Battlemented parapet. 2 and 3 storeys. Graded partly for historical interest.

New and old Quad Buildings, School House and Doctor's Wall at Rugby School form a]
group with the Chapel and War Memorial Chapel at Rugby School Dunchurch Road.

Listing NGR: SP5026174962

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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