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Bentham Grammar School, Bentham

Description: Bentham Grammar School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 324071

OS Grid Reference: SD6453569201
OS Grid Coordinates: 364535, 469201
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1174, -2.5440

Location: B6480, Bentham, North Yorkshire LA2 7DB

Locality: Bentham
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 7DB

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Listing Text

SD 66 NW
5/3 Bentham Grammar School
Formerly rectory, now school. 1884 by R Norman Shaw for Rev Walker Joy. Snecked
stone, stone dressings, stone slate roof. Domestic Revival style. Central stair-
case plan, with projecting 3 gables to 2 storeys, 6 bays front in E plan.
2:1:1:1.1. All windows to front have metal casements and leaded lights. Entrance
to right of centre of-central projecting gable has chamfered surround, moulded
basket arched head and hoodmould; recessed plank door with iron studs and long
hinges. Ground floor windows: two 2-light with a mullion and 2 transoms each;
2 single-light; 6-light transomed and mullioned window to stairs; 2-light. Upper
floor windows: two 4-light windows with segmental heads, a single light; 2-light;
single light; two 2-light windows with segmental heads: 6-light transomed and
mullioned window to stairs . Central gable contains 3-light window. Right-hand
gable contains single-light window. Shaped kneelers to outer gables; gable coping,
projecting eaves. Left-hand gable end ridge stack; ridge stack to right-hand
front gable. 4 gables to rear, 2 on left-hand side break forward and have
projecting pebbledashed upper floor. Oriel windows each on a carved bracket,
make full use of the outlook over the River Wenning. Ground floor windows: 4-light
oriel; 6-light chamfered transomed and mullioned window; 2 cross windows with
wooden transoms and mullions. Upper floor windows: 6-light oriel with transom
and mullions; two 7-light bowed oriel windows. Interior. Dog-leg staircase with
closed string, vase balusters in C17 style, moulded ramped handrail. Most rooms
retain simple cornices. Coved ceilings to some upper floor bedrooms. Sources:
A Saint, Richard Norman Shaw (1976), 415; Royal Academy London, plans and
elevations by Shaw, 1884.

Listing NGR: SD6685769316

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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