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Wyvern First School

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolverton and Greenleys, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.0607 / 52°3'38"N

Longitude: -0.8151 / 0°48'54"W

OS Eastings: 481327

OS Northings: 240917

OS Grid: SP813409

Mapcode National: GBR CZT.QR0

Mapcode Global: VHDSZ.TGFM

Entry Name: Wyvern First School

Listing Date: 18 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487997

Location: Wolverton and Greenleys, Milton Keynes, MK12

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Wolverton and Greenleys

Built-Up Area: Milton Keynes

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Wolverton St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

18-JUL-01 Wyvern First School


First School, originally combined elementary school for infants and girls. Built 1906 for Bucks County Education Committee; some C20 alterations. Architects Messrs Harrington, Ley and Kerkham of 65 Bishopsgate St Without, London. General contractor E. Archer of Northampton. Fireproof construction of brick with concrete floors. Facings of Heather brick (a high quality red brick) in English bond with extensive Bath stone dressings. Hipped and gabled slate roofs and ribbed lead ogee roofs to stair turrets and painted wood louvres.
PLAN: U-shaped range of classrooms with a stair around a hall to the rear at ground and first floors. Stairway and cloakrooms to each wing in the U.
ELEVATION: Main front faces Aylesbury Street to north and is set back from street within railings. Central block breaks forward and has four stone-coped gables framing the heads of large Venetian windows above groups of three tall windows to ground floor. Windows have stone key-blocked heads. Wings either side have open Tuscan-columned stone porches which flank centre with friezes bearing plaques lettered in raised capitals INFANTS. Wings have tall windows to first floor with semi-circular stone dormer heads. Pilaster buttresses of alternating stone and brick, alternating bands of stone and red brick to first floor. Painted wood louvres to middle of ridge of central block and to wings with ogee lead roofs. Cast-iron rainwater heads bear ying-yang motif. Rear elevation, from which girls school on first floor was originally entered, has a pair of full-height projecting stair turrets either side of central section terminated above eaves level by ribbed lead ogee roofs.
INTERIOR: Wood block and terrazzo floors. Glazed brick dados. Wrought iron trusses to tall upper hall. Internal windows provide light from hall to classrooms in the U. Cloakrooms retain fittings.
SOURCES: The Bucks Standard, Saturday June 2, 1906.

Listing NGR: SP8132640915

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