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Bluecoat School (National Trust)

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4984 / 51°29'54"N

Longitude: -0.1361 / 0°8'9"W

OS Eastings: 529481

OS Northings: 179363

OS Grid: TQ294793

Mapcode National: GBR FK.M1

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LLFP

Entry Name: Bluecoat School (National Trust)

Listing Date: 15 May 1954

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210081

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209056

Location: Westminster, London, SW1H

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Peter Eaton Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2979 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CAXTON STREET, SW1
98/26 (south side)

15.5.54 Bluecoat School
(National Trust) [Formerly
listed as No 25 (Christ
Church, Blew Coat Room)]

- I

Former Blue Coat school, now shop. Built 1709 (rainwater heads dated). Brown
brick, red dressings; roof not visible. Freestanding oblong building, of 3 bays
to each side; 2 tiers of windows. Centre bays set forward slightly; pilastered
corners. To Caxton Street main entrance in fluted Doric pilastered porch, with
niche over containing statue of Blue Coat Scholar; segmental split pediment to
parapet with clock below. Square headed windows, flush framed sashes, glazing
bars, gauged heads, keystones. Dentil cornice in brick; parapet; subsidiary
entrance to west. Other 3 sides with similar architectural treatment. Fine
interior forming single tall space with pilasters and niches to walls,
entablature and coved ceiling; four fluted Corinthian columns mark entrance;
fireplace to opposite end, etc.

London Vol I. N. Pevsner.


Listing NGR: TQ2948179360

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