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Thetford Grammar School Library and Attached Former Stable

A Grade II Listed Building in Thetford, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.4126 / 52°24'45"N

Longitude: 0.7447 / 0°44'40"E

OS Eastings: 586768

OS Northings: 282940

OS Grid: TL867829

Mapcode National: GBR RD7.P30

Mapcode Global: VHKCC.VMJD

Entry Name: Thetford Grammar School Library and Attached Former Stable

Listing Date: 1 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384683

Location: Thetford, Breckland, Norfolk, IP24

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Thetford

Built-Up Area: Thetford

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Thetford St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


617-1/5/19 (North West side)
Thetford Grammar School Library and
attached former stable


School house until 1881, now the library. 1575, re-worked
early C19, rebuilt 1877. Cut flint with red brick and ashlar
dressings. Machine tile roofs. L-shaped plan. East front with
a gabled porch with a piece of re-used C12 stone decoration in
gable. Porch with diagonal buttresses. Right and left is one
4-light mullioned window. Gabled roof with fleche. Large
4-light south window with transom. To right is a twin gabled
wing, the gables of different sizes, lit through 2-light
mullioned windows and a 3-light cross casement. Gabled roof
with 2 triple-flued stacks with star tops. INTERIOR: stone
dogleg staircase to first floor. Main ground-floor library
divided by a mid C14 stone arch, representing the south
crossing tower arch of the Dominican church (qv). May not now
be in situ, but position relative to the church remains
roughly correct: wave-moulded, 2-centred, polygonal capitals.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached to north-east corner is a
polygonal former stable. Early C19, brick and of 2 storeys
with round-arched openings to ground floor with windows or
blank frames above.
(Seymour D: Thetford Grammar School: An Outline History:
Thetford: 1991-).

Listing NGR: TL8676882940

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