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Smithdon School Including Main Block Water Tower Workshops and Kitchens

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hunstanton, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9363 / 52°56'10"N

Longitude: 0.4964 / 0°29'47"E

OS Eastings: 567867

OS Northings: 340573

OS Grid: TF678405

Mapcode National: GBR P2W.SDC

Mapcode Global: WHKPF.LGL9

Entry Name: Smithdon School Including Main Block Water Tower Workshops and Kitchens

Listing Date: 30 March 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077909

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221299

Location: Hunstanton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE36

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Hunstanton

Built-Up Area: Hunstanton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Hunstanton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


HUNSTANTON KINGS LYNN ROAD
TF 64 SE
213/1/10001 Smithdon School
inc. main block,
water tower,
workshops and
kitchens.

II*

Secondary school. 1950-54. Alison and Peter Smithson.
Painted steel frame with buff sandlime brick infill. Flat
roof. Windows originally of steel, without subframes, but now
many of these have been changed to timber. 2 storeys, with
single storeyed workshops and kitchens to north. Compact,
almost symmetrical rectangular plan around two courtyards,
with central double-height hall spanning two main ranges.
Classrooms fully glazed, with obscured panels below cill
height. Ground floor of lower proportions then upper floor.
Steel framed water tower with steel tanks, between main block
and attached kitchen, and brick chimney adjacent. An
important building with innovative steelwork designed on the
plastic theory.

R. Banham, New Brutalism;
T. Dannatt, Modern Architecture in Britain.


Listing NGR: TF6786740573

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