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Chilvers C0ton Free School, Nuneaton

Description: Chilvers C0ton Free School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 March 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 308625

OS Grid Reference: SP3636190797
OS Grid Coordinates: 436361, 290797
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5139, -1.4656

Location: Avenue Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4NA

Locality: Nuneaton
Local Authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV11 4NA

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included:

SP 39 SE
(north side)
Chilvers Coton Free
- II

School. Founded by Lady Elizabeth Newdigate in 1735. C18 west range remodelled
in 1890s; south range built c.1766 to designs of Sir Roger Newdigate of Arbury
Hall and altered in 1890s; extensions to rear (north) of 1893 and 1897. Squared
and coursed sandstone with ashlar facades; late C19 extensions of brick; gabled
Welsh slate roofs and hipped corrugated asbestos roof to south range; brick ridge,
end and lateral stacks. Rectangular - plan south range with west range making
L-plan. South elevation of 2 storeys, 7-bay range with segmental-arched entrance
to tall and slightly-projecting central bay: range to right has stone lintels over
2-light first-floor casements with glazing bars and C20 ground-floor windows;
range to left had windows deepened into full-height windows; moulded stone
cornice. Right-end wall has stone lintels over 2-light casements with glazing
bars and tripartite window to rear. West range of one-storey, 4-window range has
C19 gabled dormers over 3 tall windows set in square-headed architraves; stone
lintel over mid C18 six-panelled door to left, and C20 window to late C19 bay
added to left. Two late C19 rear wings with chamfered segmental arches over
tripartite windows to rear, one to east retaining cast-iron glazing-bar windows.
Interior: late C19 trusses; C18 plank door to left; room to centre of south range
has chamfered piers with raised imposts to quadripartite vault.
(Drawing of South range by Sir Roger Newdigate in Warwick Records Office
CR 764/215).

Listing NGR: SP3636190797

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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