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St Vedasts School for Boys, Sarum Chase, Camden

Description: St Vedasts School for Boys, Sarum Chase

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 May 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 478549

OS Grid Reference: TQ2559086380
OS Grid Coordinates: 525590, 186380
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5623, -0.1896

Location: W Heath Road, Camden Town, Greater London NW3 7UX

Locality: Camden
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: NW3 7UX

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Listing Text


798-1/15/1710 (South side)
14/05/74 St Vedast's School for Boys, Sarum
(Formerly Listed as:
Sarum Chase)


Private house, now a school. c1932. By Vyvyan Salisbury for
his uncle the painter and stained glass artist Frank
Salisbury; alterations, 1963. Brown brick with stone
dressings; range to left of entrance, black and white timber
framed. Hipped slated roofs with dormers, brick "Tudor"
chimneys and gargoyles.
EXTERIOR: mainly 2 storeys and attics. Irregular facade in
elaborate medieval pastiche. Asymmetrically set, projecting,
gabled entrance bay with ground floor projecting porch flanked
by curved walls, with mullion windows, forming a shallow
forecourt. Porch has a 4-centred arch entrance flanked by
small vertically set windows with hood moulds; double heavy
timber doors. Plaque over doorway inscribed "Strength, beauty
and valour". Above the porch, a tall transom and mullion oriel
window. To right at 1st floor level a gable with small oriel
having penthouse roof. To left, 2 timber-framed, gabled
dormers and a range of lights all with leaded diamond panes in
overhanging 1st floor; ground floor of this range with 8-light
projecting transom and mullion window. Left hand projecting
brick wing with full height 5-light oriel window and, to right
a single storey entrance range across the front of the
timber-framed bay and joining the curved forecourt wall;
4-centred arch entrance and transom and mullion windows. Some
stained glass in various windows.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ2559086380

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Source: English Heritage

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