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White House School

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9714 / 52°58'16"N

Longitude: -2.6823 / 2°40'56"W

OS Eastings: 354277

OS Northings: 341776

OS Grid: SJ542417

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.JWGK

Mapcode Global: WH89H.RKXX

Entry Name: White House School

Listing Date: 1 May 1951

Last Amended: 1 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307362

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260601

Location: Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whitchurch Urban

Built-Up Area: Whitchurch (Shropshire)

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch St Alkmund

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. CLAYPIT STREET (south-east
SJ 5441
side)
8/47 No. 33 (White House School)
1.5.51 (Formerly listed as The
- White House)
II

House, now school. Early C18, remodelled and enlarged in the arly C19.
Red brick, rendered and painted to front. C20 concrete- tile roof with slate
roofs to wings. Centre block of 3 storeys and gable-lit attic with slightly
set-back early C19 two-storey wings. Centre block with moulded plinth,
banded rustication, plat band, panelled end pilaster strips, moulded stone
cornice to centre bay, and boxed gutter. Integral brick end stack to left.
1:1:1 bays with central break; first-floor glazing bar sashes and ground-
floor wooden cross windows, with stone cills and rusticated voussoirs.
Left-hand first-floor window, lower than the rest. Central C20 door with
rectangular overlight. Rendered porch with paired pilaster strips supporting
frieze and triangular pedimented gable. 4 steps up to door. Right-hand
wing with integral brick end stack, first-floor wooden cross window with
painted cill and half-glazed 4-panelled door with rectangular overlight.
Left-hand wing with first-floor segmental-headed tripartite sash. Rear:
centre block with dentil brick eaves cornice and wing with dormer and integral
brick end stack. Wings with toothed-brick eaves cornices. Interior:
single flight staircase of c.1710-20 to left of entrance, with closed string,
balusters consisting of fluted columns on acanthus-wreathed vases, ramped
moulded handrail with curved knees, fluted column-on-vase newel posts with
octagonal bases and caps, and dado rail; landing balustrade returning on 2
sides. Left-hand ground-floor room, rear corridor and landing with moulded
plaster cornices. C18 doors with 6 raised and fielded panels and moulded
architraves.


Listing NGR: SJ5427741776

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