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Latitude: 52.4118 / 52°24'42"N
Longitude: -1.5925 / 1°35'32"W
OS Eastings: 427816
OS Northings: 279388
OS Grid: SP278793
Mapcode National: GBR 5KL.L7N
Mapcode Global: VHBWX.BMZZ
Entry Name: Main Block at Woodlands School Including Administration and Main Entrance, Main and Small Hall, Gym and Library
Listing Date: 30 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1076585
English Heritage Legacy ID: 218631
Location: Coventry, CV5
Electoral Ward/Division: Woodlands
Built-Up Area: Coventry
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Tile Hill St Oswald
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
COVENTRY BROAD LANE
COVENTRY C.B. Main Block at
SP 27NE inc. Admin and
833/21/10002 Main Entrance,
Main and Small
Hall, Gym and
School building. 1952-57. Designed by the City Architects
Department with the Ministry of Education Development Group.
Built using Hills 3'4" system, comprising a steel frame with
precast concrete panels. Flat roof; prominent roof slab.
Irregular block of one and two storeys. Much glazing, in
horizontal bands. Painted metal framed windows; plate glass.
To wall of Main Hall coloured concrete slabs form simple
An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Workshop
and science block, Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium block,
block of two further gymnasia, three further Teaching blocks
and five House blocks and cycle store to the east (qv).
Woodlands School was an experimental design project, and an
early purpose-built comprehensive school.
A. Saint, Towards a Social Architecture.
N. Pevsner and A. Wedgwood, BoE: Warwickshire
Listing NGR: SP2781679388
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