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Latitude: 51.743 / 51°44'34"N
Longitude: -1.2323 / 1°13'56"W
OS Eastings: 453102
OS Northings: 205198
OS Grid: SP531051
Mapcode National: GBR 8Z5.M87
Mapcode Global: VHCXV.LGD5
Entry Name: Comper Foundation Stage School
Listing Date: 13 May 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1047076
English Heritage Legacy ID: 245968
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4
Civil Parish: Non Civil Parish
District Council Ward: Iffley Fields
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Cowley St Mary and St John
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/09/2012
Comper Foundation Stage School
(Formerly listed as St. Mary and St. John First School)
Formerly St. Mary and St. John Infants School, c. 1902. W Bucknall and
J N Comper. Free Gothic. H-p1an school with central hall and classrooms
to north, east and south. Red brick with dormers of roughcast and imitated
half timbering. Tiled roofs. Windows throughout have Tudor arches and
single chamfer, heavy wooden casements with all glazing bars. Facade to
Hertford Street : Gabled wings with round coping and three stepped windows.
The centre is of six bays with crenellated parapet and buttresses with two
setbacks. Two large triangular dormers centred over second and fifth bays.
On central buttress a small cusped stone niche with figure of St. Mary and
foundation stone with worn applied lettering. Asymmetrical end facades,
each with Tudor lancets under central gable and plank door with ornamental
hinges to right hand side. Rear facade of five gables, the three in centre
over triple windows. Two dormers as at front.
Interior. Central hall with wide pointed wooden tunnel vault, brought
to seven corbels on each side by small cross vaults above large glazed partitions
which light the classrooms on east, and windows on west. Vault defined by
delicate roll-moulded ribs on arrises and perpendicular to the ridge, painted
brown, dark blue and gold (said to reproduce the original scheme). Classrooms
under tunnel vaults running out from walls of hall.
Listing NGR: SP5310205198
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