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Block of Two Gymnasia to South of Main Block at Woodlands School

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodlands, Coventry

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4116 / 52°24'41"N

Longitude: -1.5932 / 1°35'35"W

OS Eastings: 427770

OS Northings: 279361

OS Grid: SP277793

Mapcode National: GBR 5KL.S1C

Mapcode Global: VHBWX.BNM5

Entry Name: Block of Two Gymnasia to South of Main Block at Woodlands School

Listing Date: 30 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218632

Location: Coventry, CV5

County: Coventry

Electoral Ward/Division: Woodlands

Built-Up Area: Coventry

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Tile Hill St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

COVENTRY BROAD LANE.
WEST MIDLANDS
COVENTRY C.B. Block of two
Gymnasia to south
SP 27 NE of Main Block at
833/21/10003 Woodlands School.

GV II

School building. 1952-57. Designed by the City Architects
Department with the Ministry of Education Development Group.
Built using Hills 3'4" system, comprising a steel frame with
precast concrete panels. Flat roof; prominent roof slab.
Rectangular block of one to two storeys. Much glazing, in
horizontal bands. Painted metal framed windows; plate glass.

An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Main Block,
Workshop and science block, Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium
block, three further Teaching blocks and five House blocks and
cycle store to the east (qv).

Woodlands School was an experimental design project, and an
early purpose-built comprehensive school.

A. Saint, Towards a Social Architecture.
N. Pevsner and A. Wedgwood, BoE: Warwickshire.


Listing NGR: SP2777079361

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