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Laxton Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Oundle, Northamptonshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039831

English Heritage Legacy ID: 231745

Location: Oundle, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

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

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Listing Text

1. (West Side)
1483 ------------
No 1.
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
to right.

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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