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Church of St Patrick, Corsham

Description: Church of St Patrick

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 315345

OS Grid Reference: ST8597070489
OS Grid Coordinates: 385970, 170489
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4332, -2.2032

Location: 51 Bath Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0HP

Locality: Corsham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 0HP

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Listing Text

ST 87 SE
(south side)
1/317 Church of Saint Patrick and No. 54

Schools, now Roman Catholic church and attached house, 1857-8 by
H.E. and A.S. Goodridge of Bath. Rubble stone with ashlar
dressings, Gothic style. School has plain tile roofs, coped gables
and stepped buttresses at all angles. Complex 'Z'-plan with
additional range in rear south-east angle and projecting gabled
porch in angle between north gable and east wing. Principal north-
south range with wings to north-east and south-west, all gables
treated similarly with stepped sill course under plate traceried
windows with stepped cusped heads to lights, 4-light to main north
and east gables, 3-light to south and west, and cusped trefoil in
apex. North and south gables have corner stacks, north gable has
steep ashlar bellcote. Porch has segmental-pointed doorway, ribbon
scroll over and statue niche in apex. North front of east wing has
3-light window reaching into dormer gable and small 2-light to
left, both with cusped heads. West side has similar 3-light and
dormer gable with 2-light to left, 3-light to right. South side
has 2-light to left of main gable. To rear south-east is range
with east end stack, 2 dormer gables with 2-light pointed windows
breaking eaves, and door each side with ribbon scroll reading
'Girls School' to left, 'Boys School' to right. A projection
between the doors with stepped gable has been extended (1985) to
mask right-side door. Complex triple-purlin roofs within, inserted
floor to main north-south range. House, to east, has stone tiled
roof, 2-storey with cross-wing adjoining school and coped east
gable. North front has ashlar canted porch in angle to school,
gable with 2-light window to each floor, pointed heads above,
shouldered below and part infilled in ashlar to line of stair.
Large outside stack to left, dated 1858 with 3-light shouldered-
head window in base. South side cross-wing has half-hipped gable,
cusped 3-light upper window over off-centre triangular ashlar bay
with 2-light mullion-and-transom window on each face. Wing to right
has upper single-light breaking eaves. Lean-to on east end wall
with 2-light window over. Originally Pickwick District Schools,
built for Sir G. Goldney M.P. Design exhibited Royal Academy 1857.

Listing NGR: ST8597070489

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Source: English Heritage

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