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Uppingham School Science Block and Victoria Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Uppingham, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.5881 / 52°35'17"N

Longitude: -0.7252 / 0°43'30"W

OS Eastings: 486464

OS Northings: 299681

OS Grid: SP864996

Mapcode National: GBR CSK.PH2

Mapcode Global: WHFL1.T6WR

Entry Name: Uppingham School Science Block and Victoria Tower

Listing Date: 15 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 186748

Location: Uppingham, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Uppingham

Built-Up Area: Uppingham

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Uppingham St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP 8699-8799 UPPINGHAM
Uppingham School,
Science Block and
Victoria Tower

Science block and tower, 1897 and early C20. Of coursed rubble with slate roof and
massive ridge stack. Jacobean style. Central tower flanked by 2 two-storey wings,
that to the east with 2 shaped and coped gables and a similar but larger projecting
gable at the east end, and that to the west a C20 addition reflecting the former but
lacking the projecting gable at the end, and treated more simply. String course
between storeys. Mullioned and transomed windows, some to east wing with arched
heads. Relieving arches to ground floor windows of east wing. South side of east
wing has 2 smaller gables and 2 gabled projections. South side of west wing forms
separate composition, with rectangular mullioned window of various sizes disposed
symmetrically about a central 4-centred entrance arch. Tower of 4 stages, divided by
string courses, with octagonal stair turret at NW corner. Four-centred arched central
vaulted carriageway. First stage has 7-light window, the 3 central lights curved into
oriel and forming base for aedicule containing statue of Archdeacon Johnson, founder
of the school, at second stage level, flanked by 2-light windows. Third stage has
semi-dome over aedicule, and 2 tall 2-light cusped-headed windows with transoms.
Gargoyles and parapet above. Forms one side of quadrangle completed by New School
House and School Room (qq.v.).

Listing NGR: SP8646499681

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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