Description: B House
Date Listed: 21 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 310460
OS Grid Reference: SU1850568753
OS Grid Coordinates: 418505, 168753
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4175, -1.7353
SU 1868 5/116
1845-50. Architect Edward Blore. Red brick. hipped slate roof. 3 storeys
and attics. Strings. Ashlar modillion eaves cornice. 9 ranges of sashes with
glazing bars. 7 attic dormers with pedimented gables and casements with glazing
bars. 2 Italianate towers with modillioned cornices and arched lights taking
flues. Long and short brick quoins. Elaborate wooden oriels in mid-C17 manner,
added by Edwin H Crocker in the 188O's.
All Blore's work at Marlborough College is remarkable for its date in using a
Cl7 style: the use of this style is common in the 1870's, but not in the 1840's.
Only the Italianate towers are typical of the 1840's.
C house, B House, The Museum Block, The Arcade, The Bradleian Building, The North
Block, the Porter's Lodge, gates and railings, the Chapel, and A House form a group.
Listing NGR: SU1850568753
Source: English Heritage
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