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Parade Ground Terrace, Steps, 2 Benches and Saluting Base Immediately South of the Main Range of the Royal Hospital School

A Grade II Listed Building in Holbrook, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9727 / 51°58'21"N

Longitude: 1.1515 / 1°9'5"E

OS Eastings: 616559

OS Northings: 235163

OS Grid: TM165351

Mapcode National: GBR TNV.9Y0

Mapcode Global: VHLC5.XP32

Entry Name: Parade Ground Terrace, Steps, 2 Benches and Saluting Base Immediately South of the Main Range of the Royal Hospital School

Listing Date: 23 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036872

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277455

Location: Holbrook, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Holbrook

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Holbrook All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 13 NE HOLBROOK STUTTON ROAD

2/36 Parade ground terrace,
steps, 2 benches and
saluting base immediately
south of the main range of
The Royal Hospital School

GV II

Parade ground terrace, steps, 2 benches and saluting base. Circa 1925-33. Buckland
and Heywood. Steps, balustrades and dressings of stone, red brick walls with some
stone, multi-coloured paving slabs. The terrace to south, extends the length of
the main block of the school terminating at St Vincent House to west and Collingwood
House to east. Following the line of the building the central area is stepped to
north. There are balustraded entrances at the south eastern and south western
corners of the main block and balustraded flights of steps by the north west and
west faces of Collingwood House, similar steps north east and east of St Vincent
House. There are wide flights of balustraded steps with stone walls to eastern
and western walls of the central bay. Central in the northern wall and flanked
by stone walls, each with a round-headed doorway and 4 small circular lights, a
double flight of steps with the stone saluting base between, rise to the saluting
terrace and a wide balustraded single flight leads up to the main terrace. The
balustraded saluting base has a central bowed balcony supported by diminishing
mouldings rising from a lotus blossom. There is a stone bench, similar to those
on the main terrace, qv 2/37 situated to east and west of the saluting terrace.
The brick walls have moulded stone plinths and cornices, stone walls with moulded
plinths and cornices. Balustrading with moulded plinths and handrails, the turned
balusters each with base and capital and central waist, newels panelled, of square
plan with capitals and bases, at the heads of the main flights of steps they form
3-sided bays. The concept is huge, backed by the school and facing the parade
ground and River Stour is of impressive grandeur.


Listing NGR: TM1655935163

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