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Doctors Wall at Rugby School, Rugby

Description: Doctors Wall at Rugby School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 September 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 308483

OS Grid Reference: SP5032574923
OS Grid Coordinates: 450325, 274923
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3701, -1.2623

Location: 7 Barby Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5EH

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Doctor's Wall at Rugby School
SP 5074 NW 2/84


Low red brick wall with buttresses separating School flame garden from The Close.
Granite tablet inscribed: "This stone commemorates the exploit of William Webb
Ellis who with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time
first took the ball in his arms and ran with it thus originating the distinctive
feature of the Rugby Game. AD 1823". Included 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: SP5032474924

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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