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Latitude: 52.0226 / 52°1'21"N
Longitude: -1.3734 / 1°22'24"W
OS Eastings: 443091
OS Northings: 236203
OS Grid: SP430362
Mapcode National: GBR 7TC.1LG
Mapcode Global: VHCWF.4FSB
Entry Name: Bloxham School
Listing Date: 14 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1046201
English Heritage Legacy ID: 244236
Location: Bloxham, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15
Civil Parish: Bloxham
Built-Up Area: Bloxham
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Bloxham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
BLOXHAM HIGH STREET
SP4236 (East side)
8/133 Bloxham School
School. Founded 1854 in farmhouse now forming core of part of present school.
G.E. Street: 1854 North block; 1864 schoolroom wing; 1869 Dining Hall; 1871
chapel. Egerton Library 1894. Early school in farmhouse now incorporated in
range of buildings facing south. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile
roof. Stone ridge stack. L-plan. 2 storeys plus attic. 5-window range. Entrance
to left. To right two 2-light casements, 2 sash windows with keystoned flat
arches and a bay window. 5 sashes to first floor. 3 single and one twin dormer
have hipped tiled roofs and 2-light casements, dated 1928. Flat bands to both
floors. Wing to left of 2 storeys plus attic. The north block is the original
school building and forms the main frontage to the Banbury Road. It lies on the
north side of the grass quad: Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof.
2 stone stacks to right. 3-unit plan. 2 storeys plus attic. Gothic revival
style. 6-window range to ground floor. Doorway to left has pointed, arched head
with hood mould and head stops. 2 buttresses. 4 paired 2-light windows to first
floor. Three 3-light gabled attic dormers. Stone relieving arches. School room
now Crake House: Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys
plus attic. 7-window range to ground floor. Traceried windows to all floors. 3
irregularly spaced gable fronted attic dormers have ornamental ridge tiles. Most
window dressings of limestone. 2 stone end stacks and one lateral stack. Dining
Hall: Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Flain tile roof. Stone end stacks to
left and right and lateral to left. 3 storeys plus attic. 5-window range. Change
in style from Gothic revival to square-headed traceried windows with dressings
of Bath Stone. Entrance to left. All openings have relieving arches. First
floor: 1:3:1; 2 buttresses between stone mullioned and transomed windows which
have trefoiled, cusped heads. Second floor: Single- and 2-light windows with
trefoiled heads. Attic: three 3-light and one 2-light stone mullioned window.
Ornamental ridge tiles. Chapel: Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile
roof. Stone copings. Chapel at first floor level with classrooms below. 2
storeys. 4 bays. Decorated style. 2- and 3-light trefoil-headed windows to
ground floor. Buttresses. Four 2-light windows to chapel. Traceried east window
of 5 lights. Octagonal west turret has gabled lucarnes. Stone copings with
kneelers. Egerton Library: Added to right of original farmhouse. Regular coursed
ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Library in ground floor, chapel above. 4
lancets to grDund floor, 3 to chapel. Stone copings. Bloxham School belongs to
the Society of Woodard Schools. Interior not inspected.
(Smith, B.S., A History of Bloxham School, 1978, pp,6,8,10,35,54; V.C.H,:
Oxfordshire, Vol IX, p.57; guidings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p,480).
Listing NGR: SP4309136203
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