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St Bees School Buildings Around Quadrangle to South West, St Bees

Description: St Bees School Buildings Around Quadrangle to South West

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 76160

OS Grid Reference: NX9695312172
OS Grid Coordinates: 296953, 512172
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4944, -3.5925

Location: B5345, St Bees, Cumbria CA27 0DS

Locality: St Bees
Local Authority: Copeland Borough Council
County: Cumbria
Country: England
Postcode: CA27 0DS

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Listing Text

NX 91 SE (INSET) ST BEES B5345 (East side)
St Bees

8/62 St Bees School;
buildings around
9.3.67 quadrangle to


Public School, founded 1587 by Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Buildings form 3 sides of quadrangle. North range C16 with additions of c1820;
other ranges built 1842. North range probably 1st school building, built from
material salvaged from the Abbots' house. Sandstone blocks on chamfered
plinth. Graduated slate roof with stone copings and kneelers; corniced stone
octagonal end chimney. Originally 2 storeys; storey added when roof replaced
c1820. 9 bays. Seven 3-light and one (C20?) 2-light mullioned windows, with
glazing bars in architraves, under continuous hoodmould to ground floor; 6th bay
from left, now blank, original door? 4 similar windows to each floor above;
hoodmoulds with labels to 1st floor. 1842 ranges ashlar on plinth. Graduated
slate roofs with stone copings and blocking courses; corniced stone octagonal
mid and end chimneys. Symmetrical, 5 bays. Central castellated 4-stage clock
tower, over 4-centred entrance arch, has octagonal corner turrets. Two 2-storey
bays to either side with 'aisle' to ground floor. 2-storey, 6-bay south range
has window over 'aisle' to left of 4-centred door with octagonal turrets on
either side; 3 bays to right. All windows paired sashes with glazing bars in
architraves; all windows (except to aisles) and doors have hoodmoulds with

Listing NGR: NX9695312172

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Source: English Heritage

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