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Former Bethnal Green British School (Infants School)

A Grade II Listed Building in Tower Hamlets, London

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Latitude: 51.5246 / 51°31'28"N

Longitude: -0.0651 / 0°3'54"W

OS Eastings: 534328

OS Northings: 182400

OS Grid: TQ343824

Mapcode National: GBR Y7.JN

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.TYF5

Entry Name: Former Bethnal Green British School (Infants School)

Listing Date: 30 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473481

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E2

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Weavers

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Matthew Bethnal Green

Church of England Diocese: London

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Former Bethnal Green British School (Infants School)


Infant school to British School. Designed in 1841 by William Wallen Architect as a purpose built infant school to the adjoining British School, originally for 394 children. Later C19 screen walls with gates added to ground floor. Classical style. Stock brick with hipped slate roof and two brick chimneystacks. Two storeys. Front of 3 bays has central pediment with tripartite sash with panel underneath flanked by 12-pane sashes. Ground floor has two later C19 walls added to central bay incorporating cambered openings with cast iron gates. Side elevations are of 5 bays with full-height pilasters and plat band defining bays and cambered openings, mainly with 20-pane sashes. Bays nearest front are blank to accomodate the chimneys.At time of inspection one window had been enlarged. Rear facing the earlier school building has a semicircular staircase turret. Interior originally had one large ground floor room and two first floor classrooms but the divisions have been removed. Kingpost roof trusses. An early and rare example of the building type.

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