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Description: Old Grammar School
Date Listed: 10 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 321357
OS Grid Reference: SU1544841553
OS Grid Coordinates: 415448, 141553
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1730, -1.7804
AMESBURY HIGH STREET
11/45 No 32 (Old Grammar School)
Rose's Charity Grammar School, now private house. Late C18.
Chalkstone and brick, the front roughcast and painted. Tiled
roof. Two storeys and attic, two narrow bays to front, with 3 bay
rear wing. Entrance central to rear cross wing. Front has plat
band and brick dentilled eaves, and 16-pane replacement sashes to
ground floor, 12-paned to first floor with flush boxes and applied
timber shutters. Gable stack to left and roof half hipped to
right. Hipped dormer. Rear block is of chalk blocks with brick
quoins. Six panelled door, 12-paned sashes and one 16-paned, and
gable stack. One dormer. Interior has C18 doors on ground floor.
Rear range has diminished principals to roof with one tie and
clasped purlins. Joseph Addison, poet, essayist and-statesman, is
said to have attended the grammar school while in the south
transept of the church, before being transferred here in 1807.
Listing NGR: SU1544841553
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