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Numbers 1-9a Newton's College and Attached Gate Pier

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6848 / 52°41'5"N

Longitude: -1.832 / 1°49'55"W

OS Eastings: 411451

OS Northings: 309691

OS Grid: SK114096

Mapcode National: GBR 3C9.RM4

Mapcode Global: WHCGN.TSS4

Entry Name: Numbers 1-9a Newton's College and Attached Gate Pier

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Last Amended: 17 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382787

Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Lichfield

Built-Up Area: Lichfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

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Listing Text


LICHFIELD

SK1109NW THE CLOSE
1094-1/4/222 (South West side)
05/02/52 Nos.1-9A Newton's College and
attached gate pier
(Formerly Listed as:
THE CLOSE
Newton Buildings)

GV II*

Almshouses. 1800-03, part demolished, 1929. By Joseph Potter
Snr of Lichfield. For Andrew Newton.
Brick with ashlar dressings and front facing; graduated slate
roof with ashlar stacks.
Double-depth plan. Classical style.
2 storeys; 14-window range (originally symmetrical 17-window
range until right end demolished); centre breaks forward under
pediment. Plain plinth, platt band over ground floor and top
frieze and cornice; end pilaster strips; centre has rusticated
ground floor.
Round-headed entrance to centre has fanlight with flat wooden
glazing bars over paired 3-panel, one glazed 2 flush, doors;
cast-iron overthrow with lantern. Windows have sills; centre
has 2 round-headed ground floor sashed windows in round-headed
recesses, 1st floor has niche with flanking narrow windows
with 4-pane sashes and end windows with 12-pane sashes;
7-window range to left and 4-window range to right have
windows with 12-pane sashes, one narrow window with 4-pane
sash to 1st floor left end. 6 cross-axial stacks and one end
stack.
Left return has 2 blind windows to each floor, those to ground
floor in round-headed recesses, to rear angle an attached gate
pier to rear entrance; right return similar, with one leaded
window. Rear has ashlar platt band and cornice; central
round-headed entrance has rusticated ashlar surround and
cornice, others have slate canopies and small-paned
half-glazed doors; windows have rubbed brick flat arches.
Built to provide accommodation for the widows and single
daughters of clergymen.
(Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W:
Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.67).


Listing NGR: SK1145109691

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