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Description: The Study Block
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 329562
OS Grid Reference: SE5988578852
OS Grid Coordinates: 459885, 478852
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2019, -1.0835
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AMPLEFORTH AMPLEFORTH ABBEY
SE 57 NE
5/3 The Study Block (previously
listed as Ampleforth College
9.9.85 study block)
School building. c1860. By Charles Hansom, probably with his brother
Aloysius. Rock-face limestone with ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roof. In
Victorian Gothic style. 2 storeys with attics. 11 first floor windows.
Gables to either end, that to left largely obscured by further building,
that to right with octagonal clock tower attached at left. All ground floor
windows are trefoil-headed and transomed beneath flat hoodmoulds and apart
from one single and one 3-light window to the left and one of 6 lights to
the right gabled bay, all are of paired lights. Clock tower: Tudor-arched
doorway and single-light square-headed staircase windows. First floor:
2-light double-transomed trefoil-headed windows with quartrefoil tracery to
central section with exception of small trefoil-headed single light to first
bay, 3-light traceried window divided by 2 rows of diaper work to second bay
and 4-light oriel to seventh bay . The right gabled bay has pairs of
2-light transomed square-headed windows at 2 levels. Attic: 4-light
transomed square-headed window to left gable end. 7 dormers to central
section. 3-light window, divided by panels bearing shields and with blind
reticulated tracery to right gable end. Clock tower: 2-light belfry
openings with diaper work beneath and clocks to 2 faces. Embattled parapet.
Pevsner N. "Yorkshire: The North Riding" 1966.
Listing NGR: SE5988578852
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Source: English Heritage
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