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The Royal Liberty School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Squirrel's Heath, London

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Latitude: 51.5856 / 51°35'8"N

Longitude: 0.2101 / 0°12'36"E

OS Eastings: 553212

OS Northings: 189728

OS Grid: TQ532897

Mapcode National: GBR TC.PNS

Mapcode Global: VHHN7.LDFV

Entry Name: The Royal Liberty School

Listing Date: 14 September 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079885

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201665

Location: Havering, London, RM2

County: London

District: Havering

Electoral Ward/Division: Squirrel's Heath

Built-Up Area: Havering

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Gidea Park St Michael and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

Gidea Park
The Royal Liberty School
TQ 5289/5389 4/2
1768/9 with late C19 additions. Formerly known as Hare Hall. Mansion designed
by James Paine for J A Wallinger. Ashlar faced main block joined by colonnades
to 2 storey pavilions. Rusticated ground floor with 4 square sashes, semi-circular
headed niches at either end and central entrance with modern door and semi-circular
Tuscan porch of 1896. One-three-one bays. Projecting centre with four 3/4
columns.of an Adamesque Ionic order supporting a pediment with coats of arms
and swags; coupled pilasters at each end of the front. First floor has tall
semi-circular headed window with lower round-headed niches on either side.
Outer bays with tall straight headed sashes, with balustrade below moulded
string course. Reeded string above first floor. Attic storey with small
oblong sashes, entablature, cornice and shallow pitched slate roof. Plain
return elevations of 3 bays with rusticated ground floor. Flanking colonnades
originally single storey, now heightened; rectangular pavilions of 3 bays
and 2 storeys with pyramidal slate roofs, right hand pavilion retains original
central stack.
Rear elevation of red brick with moulded stone cornice and pedimented centre;
3 sashes with gauged plum brick arches. Two lower floors obscured by later
2 storey additions. Large central Tuscan porch. Many of the additions by
W Seth Smith circa 1896.
Interior much altered, but top-lit oval staircase survives, also some panelling and
chimney pieces in first floor rooms.

Listing NGR: TQ5321289728

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