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Old Grammar School

A Grade I Listed Building in Harborough, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4783 / 52°28'42"N

Longitude: -0.9212 / 0°55'16"W

OS Eastings: 473365

OS Northings: 287259

OS Grid: SP733872

Mapcode National: GBR BSB.MXM

Mapcode Global: VHDQS.ZYCZ

Entry Name: Old Grammar School

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189622

Location: Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Town: Harborough

District Council Ward: Market Harborough-Great Bowden and Arden

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Market Harborough St Dionysius

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

CHURCH SQUARE
1.
5303
Old Grammar School
SP 7387 1/2 25.7.52.
GV

2.
1614. Restored timber framed building with open ground floor formerly used for
market functions and with former schoolroom above. Substantial framing, built on
a timber arcade of 3 and 2 bays with 10 octagonal posts on stone plinths with curved
braces and dragon beams above. 1st floor has plastered infilling with pargetting
of 1868 restoration. Oversailing central gables. Roof turret originally of 1697
with bell of the same date replaced in 1868 when rear staircase wing was also added.
Quotation from Eph. II painted round whole building on bressumers with record of
foundation and endowment by Robert Smythe in 1614.AM. Refs.Seaborne. VCH.

Listing NGR: SP7336587259

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