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Latitude: 52.4814 / 52°28'53"N
Longitude: -0.4671 / 0°28'1"W
OS Eastings: 504195
OS Northings: 288159
OS Grid: TL041881
Mapcode National: GBR FXX.GQ2
Mapcode Global: VHFNH.VWDM
Entry Name: Laxton Grammar School
Listing Date: 7 June 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1039831
English Heritage Legacy ID: 231745
Location: Oundle, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8
District: East Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Oundle
Built-Up Area: Oundle
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Oundlew Ashton
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
1. (West Side)
Laxton Grammar School.
TL 0488 1/143
1881, by John Sebastian Gwilt. No 1 in Tudor style. 4 storeys in coursed rubble.
4 windows on top storey, 3 of 2 lights and 1 of 3, stone mullions. 2nd floor has
3 windows of 4 lights and 1 of 6. 1st floor has 2 of 4, 2 lights over door and
1 window of 6 lights. Ground, or high basement, floor has 2 windows of 2 lights
and doorway with arched head and scraper and another window of 2 lights. Parapet
and cornice, gabled over centre coat of arms, with finial. Carved coats of arms
between 2nd and top floors. String between 1st and 2nd floors. To right, taller
tower section of 4 storeys with crenellated parapet and 1 window to each storey,
of 3 lancet lights on the top storey. The other storeys have 4-light windows.
Thin strings. Dated 1885. North Street corner elevation of Laxton School in Gothic
style, gabled with finial and griffin holding standard. Kneelers, 1 large perpendicular
window. and plaque in Hebrew, Greek and Latin over arched doorway with shield terminals.
Main elevation to Church Yard has oriel window with pointed roof and is open on
the ground floor with 4 arched openings and 1 narrower, dripmoulds. 5 windows
to 1st floor, of 4 arched lights with mullions. Welsh slate roof with red ridge
tile. Next section to west is late C19 with 2 windows over 2 of 6 lights with mullions
and transoms. Next section of 1933 in coursed rubble with 1 long oriel window
and crenellated parapet, 10-light mullion and transom, coat of arms to base. Doorway
Laxton Grammar School forms a group with The Cloisters, New Street
All the listed buildings on the west side of North Street form a group.
Listing NGR: TL0419588159
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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