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Assembly Rooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Burton, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.802 / 52°48'7"N

Longitude: -1.6292 / 1°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 425092

OS Northings: 322784

OS Grid: SK250227

Mapcode National: GBR 5DW.8X4

Mapcode Global: WHCG5.YTBR

Entry Name: Assembly Rooms

Listing Date: 22 June 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272957

Location: Burton, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, DE14

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Burton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Burton-on-Trent St Modwen

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 2522 NW BURTON UPON TRENT FRIAR'S WALK

944/3/56 Assembly Rooms

22.06.1979 II


Former Grammar School. Established c1537, shortly before the dissolution of the Abbey, with which it was associated. The school occupied a building on the present site before 1757, which may have been late C16 and may have incorporated earlier fabric. This building was extended and reconstructed in 1834. The Grammar School moved to other premises in 1877, and the building became assembly rooms. It was comprehensively restored and extended in 1959-61 by Armstrong & Falgate. Red brick, with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs without stacks. Plinth, dentillated eaves, and shouldered coped gables. Windows are mainly C19 stone mullioned casements, some renewed in concrete, 1959. 2 storeys. 1:3:1 bays.
Central square ashlar porch, probably C16, with Tudor arched opening converted c1959 to a 3-light mullioned window, with an inscribed tablet. On either side, 3-light windows linked by a moulded string course. Above, three 3-light windows, that in the centre with a label mould. In the central gable, a datestone inscribed "1834". Projecting gabled end bays have Tudor arched openings, that to left with C19 double doors and overlight, that to right with a 3-light window. Above, 2-light windows with label moulds.
To left, an addition, c1959, 2 storeys, with a shallow full-width mullioned window under a string course, and blank upper floor.
At the rear, extensive additions, 1959, single storey, and a flat roofed stair enclosure. On the ground floor, C19 door and mullioned window, and a C19 cast iron glazing bar casement. Above, 2 larger cast iron casements.
INTERIOR: Entrance hall has concrete open well staircase, 1959. Ground floor has to north a stone wall, rendered C20, with plinth and splayed window opening converted to a cupboard. . Two blocked corner fireplaces. Late C20 partitions and fittings. First floor hall has two blocked fireplaces on the rear wall. Exposed king post truss roof with struts and double purlins.
Sources:
Radford, GE. Deus Nobiscum: a history of Burton Grammar School 1973.
Meeson, R. Time and Place: medieval carpentry in Staffordshire 1994.

Listing NGR: SK2509222784

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