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St Bees School Buildings Around Quadrangle to South West

A Grade II Listed Building in St Bees, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.4944 / 54°29'39"N

Longitude: -3.5925 / 3°35'32"W

OS Eastings: 296953

OS Northings: 512172

OS Grid: NX969121

Mapcode National: GBR 3JCG.1N

Mapcode Global: WH5ZF.S9HC

Plus Code: 9C6RFCV5+Q2

Entry Name: St Bees School Buildings Around Quadrangle to South West

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086678

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76160

Location: St. Bees, Copeland, Cumbria, CA27

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: St. Bees

Built-Up Area: St Bees

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: St Bees

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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NX 91 SE (INSET) ST BEES B5345 (East side)
St Bees

8/62 St Bees School;
buildings around
9.3.67 quadrangle to


Public School, founded 1587 by Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Buildings form 3 sides of quadrangle. North range C16 with additions of c1820;
other ranges built 1842. North range probably 1st school building, built from
material salvaged from the Abbots' house. Sandstone blocks on chamfered
plinth. Graduated slate roof with stone copings and kneelers; corniced stone
octagonal end chimney. Originally 2 storeys; storey added when roof replaced
c1820. 9 bays. Seven 3-light and one (C20?) 2-light mullioned windows, with
glazing bars in architraves, under continuous hoodmould to ground floor; 6th bay
from left, now blank, original door? 4 similar windows to each floor above;
hoodmoulds with labels to 1st floor. 1842 ranges ashlar on plinth. Graduated
slate roofs with stone copings and blocking courses; corniced stone octagonal
mid and end chimneys. Symmetrical, 5 bays. Central castellated 4-stage clock
tower, over 4-centred entrance arch, has octagonal corner turrets. Two 2-storey
bays to either side with 'aisle' to ground floor. 2-storey, 6-bay south range
has window over 'aisle' to left of 4-centred door with octagonal turrets on
either side; 3 bays to right. All windows paired sashes with glazing bars in
architraves; all windows (except to aisles) and doors have hoodmoulds with

Listing NGR: NX9695312172

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