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St Johns Priory School and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0574 / 52°3'26"N

Longitude: -1.3399 / 1°20'23"W

OS Eastings: 445354

OS Northings: 240096

OS Grid: SP453400

Mapcode National: GBR 7ST.XR2

Mapcode Global: VHCW7.QKH4

Entry Name: St Johns Priory School and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 8 July 1975

Last Amended: 14 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244505

Location: Banbury, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX16

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Banbury

Built-Up Area: Banbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Banbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP4540SW (South side)

St. John's Priory School and
08/07/75 attached walls

(Formerly listed as St. John's
Priory School)


School. Mid C19 with earlier origins, probably incorporating the medieval
remains of the C13 Hospital of St. John the Baptist. Regular coursed ironstone
rubble. Steeply pitched tile roof, stone coping to left with gargoyle, brick
ridge and end stacks on rendered bases. 2 storeys plus attic and basement;
5-window range altogether. Rectangular plan with porch projection and brick
extensions to rear. 2-storey porch has pointed arched doorway with chamfered
jambs, hood mould with foliated stops, pointed plank door and wooden gates.
Porch has 2-light windows with cusped heads and glazing bars. Ground floor has
four 2-light windows, one with Gothic glazing bars. Wood lintels or stone
arches. First floor has five 2-light casements, 2 with rounded heads and stained
glass to chapel, the others with glazing bars and square heads. Wood lintels. 5
gabled roof dormers with Gothick glazing bars. Interior: open well staircase,
Gothick details in cupboard doors, doors and niches. Roof noted as having 2
tiers of C16 windbraces. Coursed ironstone walls extend to left and right of
porch, that to right returning to link with main range. Acquired in 1851 for
school use by the sisters of the Charity of St. Paul.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.X, p.29; Potts, W., A History of Banbury, 1978, p.80).

Listing NGR: SP4535440096

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