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Description: Nos 16 and 17 Incorporating the Former National Schools
Date Listed: 26 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 313911
OS Grid Reference: ST8568558106
OS Grid Coordinates: 385685, 158106
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3219, -2.2068
Nos 16 and 17
incorporating the former
ST 8558 5/178
Dated 1842. Manners (of Bath) architect. Symmetrical (although the left hand
block may have been an after thought). Elizabethan design with projecting central
gable and 2 projecting subsiduary gables. Dressed stone front. 2 1/2 storeys. The
central gable has a 2 storey square 7 light mullion and transom bay with Tudor
rose cornice and blocking course, and having a scroll inscribed "National A.D.
MDCCCXLII Schools" between 1st and 2nd floors. Each gable has 2 steps at each
side, lower step a kneeler. 2 light attic window to main gable with drip mould
and worn corbel above formerly supporting statue. Flanking wings have central
gabled breaks with apex finials and 2 light mullion windows; single light windows
in attic, mullion and transom windows to ground floor. Flanking single light windows.
All windows have drip moulds. Doorways flank main central break. Tudor arches
over, also with drip moulds. To left scrolled inscription "Boys' School" and to
right "...Girls' School", both in Gothic lettering. Slate roofs with gable ends
chimneys, 3 octagonal stacks on left hand. Long cross-ridged extension at rear.
The former open balustraded street-wall with arcaded balustrade and weathered
coping only remains in front of No 16, and 2 piers of gate piers with weathered
set off capping.
Nos 16 to 19 (consec), incorporating the former National Schools form a group with
Nos 1 to 4 (consec) Union Street Almshouses, Street Wall fronting Almshouses, No
9 and St James's Hall, Union Street.
Listing NGR: ST8567858112
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Source: English Heritage
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