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Former Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Wimborne Minster, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7979 / 50°47'52"N

Longitude: -1.9879 / 1°59'16"W

OS Eastings: 400948

OS Northings: 99819

OS Grid: SZ009998

Mapcode National: GBR 31M.VLQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 66QZ.HCY

Entry Name: Former Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Listing Date: 16 January 1974

Last Amended: 2 February 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107067

Location: Wimborne Minster, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Wimborne Minster

Built-Up Area: Wimborne Minster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wimborne Minster St Cuthberga

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(east side)
Former Queen Elizabeth's
Grammar School
(formerly listed as
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School,
King Street)
SZ 0099 NE 2/44 16.1.74
Dated 1851 on date stone. Architects Morris and Hebson. Imposing almost
symmetrical building in Tudor style of 2 storeys and attics, red brick with blue
diaperwork with stone mullioned windows and dressings. Tiled roof with ornamental
cresting tiles and many shafted plain rectangular stacks. Central coped gable with
Perpendicular style traceried window with niche over on first floor and Tudor arched door
below with decorated spandrels, now converted into a window, flanked by single light
stone windows. To right and left of this are slightly projecting towers. These
have narrow Tudor arched doors on the ground floor and first floor crocketted statue
niches flanked by small stone windows. Above are octagonal brick and stone lanterns
with original lead cupolas, stone gargoyles and weathervanes. To the right is a
section with a four light mullioned and transomed window on ground floor and a 3 light
window above. The balancing section to the left has 2 windows similar, but all 3 light.
To the extreme ends of the front are slightly projecting gabled wings with canted stone
mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor and stone mullioned windows with hood
moulding to first floor.

Listing NGR: SZ0094899819

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