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King Alfred's School

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5866 / 51°35'11"N

Longitude: -1.4294 / 1°25'45"W

OS Eastings: 439627

OS Northings: 187676

OS Grid: SU396876

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y5.KDL

Mapcode Global: VHC12.5DP3

Entry Name: King Alfred's School

Listing Date: 11 April 1950

Last Amended: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251248

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

WANTA6E PORTWAY
5U3987 (North side)
7/149 King Alfred's School
22/04/50 (Formerly listed as King
Alfred Grammar School,
central block)

GV II


School. 1849-50 by J.B. Clacy, and 1872-3 by William Butterfield, with later
additions. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings; stone slate roof; stone
stack. Complex plan. Gothic Revival style. Central block of 2 storey, 5-window
range. 2-storey central gabled porch with offset angle buttresses; 2-light
Geometrical style window over double-chamfered doorways with plank doors and
fittings. 2-light mullioned ground-floor windows; pointed lancets to gabled
half-dormers above. Moulded kneelers and stepped coping stones to all gable
walls. Gabled roof; rear lateral stack. Similar one-storey, one-bay range to
left of front has pentice attached to chapel in similar style and with 2-light
late C13 style windows in side walls; west wall has gabled bellcote over 3-light
late C13 style window. Asymmetrical schoolmaster's house attached to right of
front is in similar style with stone ridge stack and 2-light transomed windows
with square and pointed heads: similar later C19 extension to right of darker
limestone and with old tile roof. One storey and attic, 4-window range to rear
by William Butterfield, 1872-3, of English bond brick with gabled old tile roof,
brick ridge stack and offset lateral stack; 2-light flanked by 3-light chamfered
stone-mullioned sash windows with chamfered brick jambs and 2-light casements
with overlights to hipped dormers. Interior: Front block has much restored
Norman doorway from the "Latin School" in the churchyard.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.254; Paul Thompson, William Butterfield,
1971, pp.396, 435; VCH: Berkshire, Vol IV, p.320).


Listing NGR: SU3962787676

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