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Description: The Old Ride School Terrace with Parapets and Piers at the Old Ride School
Date Listed: 23 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 312488
OS Grid Reference: ST8213862261
OS Grid Coordinates: 382138, 162261
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3591, -2.2579
1. BATH ROAD
5411 (West Side)
The Old Ride School
Terrace with parapets
and piers at the
Old Ride School
ST 86 SW 6/125
Formerly Kingwell Court Boys' School. Large house in its own grounds.
C17 (circa 1685) but south and east fronts rebuilt about 1848. Considerably
rebuilt and restored but still retains a number of origianal features,
including some chimneys. Main elevation. Ashlar, stone-tiled, highpitched
roofs, 2 storeys and attics in 4 gables. Gabled projecting wing to left
with 2 storeys square bay and 4-light windows; casements with stone mullions
and single transoms. Remainder of facade divided into 3 units by central
square porch with room over and on each side an angular bay rising through
2 storeys. Window over door has 4-lights, stone mullions and single transoms,
while those in bays have 3 lights with a single light in each angle.
All bays are crowned by moulded cornice and embattled parapet. Centre
doorway has flattened pointed arch within rectangular dripmould; carved
spandrels. Moulded head and jambs. Continuous weathered string at 1st
floor level. All gables have pointed finials, attic windows are 2-light
casements with stone mullions and flat drip-moulds. Tall, square, ashlar
chimney stacks with embattled caps, set diagonally in groups of three.
Carved stone eagles at corners of roof and gargoyles along cornice. There
is a symmetrical forecourt with strap-work parapet having pointed finials
on the dividing piers. Steps from the forecourt lead down to a grass
terrace with low surrounding wall having moulded coping and ball caps
Listing NGR: ST8213862261
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Source: English Heritage
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