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Bloxham School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloxham, Oxfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4W2JFG+2J

Entry Name: Bloxham School

Listing Date: 14 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244236

Location: Bloxham, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

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

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Description

SP4236
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BLOXHAM
HIGH STREET (east side)
Bloxham School

GV
II

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. Two storeys plus attic. Five window range. Entrance to left. To right two two-light casements, two sash windows with keystoned flat arches and a bay window. Five sashes to first floor. Three single and one twin dormer have hipped tiled roofs and two-light casements, dated 1928. Flat bands to both floors.

Wing to left of two 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. Two stone stacks to right. Three-unit plan. Two storeys plus attic. Gothic revival style. Six window range to ground floor. Doorway to left has pointed, arched head with hood mould and head stops. Two buttresses. Four paired two-light windows to first floor. Three three-light gabled attic dormers. Stone relieving arches.

School room now Crake House: regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Two storeys plus attic. Seven window range to ground floor. Traceried windows to all floors. Three irregularly spaced gable fronted attic dormers have ornamental ridge tiles. Most window dressings of limestone. Two stone end stacks and one lateral stack.

Dining hall: regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Stone end stacks to left and right and lateral to left. Three storeys plus attic. Five 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 two-light windows with trefoiled heads.

Attic: three three-light and one two-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. Two storeys. Four bays. Decorated style. Two- and three-light trefoil-headed windows to ground floor. Buttresses. Four two-light windows to chapel. Traceried east window of five 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. Four lancets to ground floor, three to chapel.

Stone copings. Bloxham School belongs to the Society of Woodard Schools. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SP4311236191

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