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King Edward Vii High School

A Grade II* Listed Building in King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7568 / 52°45'24"N

Longitude: 0.4136 / 0°24'48"E

OS Eastings: 562974

OS Northings: 320417

OS Grid: TF629204

Mapcode National: GBR N3R.3CV

Mapcode Global: WHJP1.BY6Y

Entry Name: King Edward Vii High School

Listing Date: 7 June 1972

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195312

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384111

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Town: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Gaywood Chase

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text


KING'S LYNN

TF62SW GAYWOOD ROAD
610-1/1/285 (South side)
07/06/72 King Edward VII High School
(Formerly Listed as:
GAYWOOD ROAD, Gaywood
King Edward VII Grammar School)

GV II*

School. 1906 by Basil Champneys, commissioned by William
(later Sir) Lancaster and opened by King Edward VII.
Red brick with, mostly, plaintile roofs. Minimal vernacular
Queen Anne Revival.
3 blocks of 2-3 storeys. Central hall block faces east.
Central round arched doorway under a broken pediment is set
within a screen wall. Main elevation of 4 round-headed
casements with glazing bars separated by brick pilasters with
Ionic columns. Right and left are rounded staircase towers,
topped with timber bell cupolas. Main roof gabled with a
polygonal timber cupola. Gable ends are Dutch.
South and north returns form separate wings and have shaped
gables to east and west. North and south blocks of 3 storeys,
compactly fenestrated with segmental-arched casements, hipped
and gabled roofs, with a galaxy of Dutch and shaped gables.
Stacks are tall and rectangular.
INTERIOR. Hall rises through full height in east side of main
block. Piers to north, west and south support gallery, that to
south partitioned to form additional rooms. West side lit
through high Diocletian windows, east side through facade
windows already described. Ribbed barrel-vaulted roof.
Boarders' day-room with a Queen-post roof consisting of turned
baluster posts; solid arched braces to collars. An original
and striking design, by one of the most competent architects
working in the Queen Anne style.


Listing NGR: TF6297420417

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