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Toilet Blocks and Storage Buildings to King James I School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6593 / 54°39'33"N

Longitude: -1.6704 / 1°40'13"W

OS Eastings: 421361

OS Northings: 529403

OS Grid: NZ213294

Mapcode National: GBR JGSK.5K

Mapcode Global: WHC58.94TY

Entry Name: Toilet Blocks and Storage Buildings to King James I School

Listing Date: 23 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385754

Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bishop Auckland

Built-Up Area: Bishop Auckland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


634-1/5/123 (East side)
Toilet blocks and storage buildings
to King James I School


Toilet blocks, former cycle shed, and storage building to King
James I Grammar School, now Bishop Auckland Comprehensive
School (qv). Dated 1910, with c1962 alterations.
MATERIALS: coursed squared stone with ashlar pilasters and
dressings. Lakeland slate roof with grey ridge tiles.
PLAN: 3 buildings linked by boundary wall, links obscured by
additions. All have quoins, stone mullioned windows with
moulded sills and ashlar lintels, eaves bands, and stone
gutter cornices.
EXTERIOR: One storey, 1:7:9 bays. North elevation to drive has
rainwater heads dated 1910. East building one bay with 2-light
window at eaves, and boarded double doors in left return.
Central toilet block has open arched porch, with keyed
round-headed arches at sides on square columns. Formerly
linked to corresponding porch on school building opposite by
roof forming covered way. 3x3-light windows at eaves at either
side. Hipped roof on porch. West building has door with
alternate block jambs and flat stone lintel at left, 2-light
window beside door and in right end bay. Between these, 4 bays
have Doric colonnade now blocked and with small high windows
inserted. This may have been cycle shed or playtime shelter.
All visible returns of buildings have open pediments on
pilasters. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2136129403

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