Description: Gatehouse and Flanking Blocks at Douai School
Date Listed: 10 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 39689
OS Grid Reference: SU5773668008
OS Grid Coordinates: 457736, 168008
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4082, -1.1713
WOOLHAMPTON UPPER WOOLHAMPTON
SU 56 NE
3/14 Gatehouse And Flanking
Blocks At Douai School
Gatehouse and flanking school buildings. 1893-5 by F A Walters in a neo-Gothic
style. Red brick with stone dressings, plinth, corbel table and coped battle-
mented parapet; roof not visible. Free Perpendicular style. Gatehouse tower:
3 storeys. First and second floor windows with 2 cusped lights, those on
second floor arched with hoodmoulds, flanking 2 canopied niches with figures.
Central moulded 4-centered archway with hoodmould, and carved coats of arms to
each side above. 2 short brick walls projecting to each side with stone coping,
square piers, and finials with carved coats of arms topped by lamps. Left-hand
block: red brick with stone dressings and brick cill course; tiled roof with
central ridge stack and parapetted gabled semi-dormer to left with casement.
2 1/2 storeys. Three 2-light windows on each floor; first floor 2-light 4-centered
arched window to left with transom and Y-tracery. Right-hand block: red brick
with cill courses; tiled roof, and 2 gables with planted timbers and casements.
2 storeys and attic. 2 canted bays rising to first floor with coped parapets,
and mullioned and transomed windows. These buildings were built originally
for St. Mary's College. BOE; Berkshire, p. 312; Berkshire Architectural
Guide, Betjeman and Piper, Murray, 1949, p. 156.
Listing NGR: SU5773668008
Source: English Heritage
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