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Main Block at Woodlands School Including Administration and Main Entrance, Main and Small Hall, Gym and Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Coventry, Coventry

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Latitude: 52.4118 / 52°24'42"N

Longitude: -1.5925 / 1°35'32"W

OS Eastings: 427816

OS Northings: 279388

OS Grid: SP278793

Mapcode National: GBR 5KL.L7N

Mapcode Global: VHBWX.BMZZ

Plus Code: 9C4WCC65+P2

Entry Name: Main Block at Woodlands School Including Administration and Main Entrance, Main and Small Hall, Gym and Library

Listing Date: 30 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 218631

Location: Coventry, CV5

County: Coventry

Electoral Ward/Division: Woodlands

Built-Up Area: Coventry

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Tile Hill St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

COVENTRY C.B. Main Block at
Woodlands School
SP 27NE inc. Admin and
833/21/10002 Main Entrance,
Main and Small
Hall, Gym and


School building. 1952-57. Designed by the City Architects
Department with the Ministry of Education Development Group.
Built using Hills 3'4" system, comprising a steel frame with
precast concrete panels. Flat roof; prominent roof slab.
Irregular block of one and two storeys. Much glazing, in
horizontal bands. Painted metal framed windows; plate glass.
To wall of Main Hall coloured concrete slabs form simple

An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Workshop
and science block, Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium block,
block of two further gymnasia, three further Teaching blocks
and five House blocks and cycle store to the east (qv).

Woodlands School was an experimental design project, and an
early purpose-built comprehensive school.

A. Saint, Towards a Social Architecture.
N. Pevsner and A. Wedgwood, BoE: Warwickshire

Listing NGR: SP2781679388

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

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