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Latitude: 52.0127 / 52°0'45"N
Longitude: -1.7623 / 1°45'44"W
OS Eastings: 416409
OS Northings: 234945
OS Grid: SP164349
Mapcode National: GBR 4NV.Z3W
Mapcode Global: VHB19.DNPX
Entry Name: British Legion Club and Branch Library
Listing Date: 26 August 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1088606
English Heritage Legacy ID: 126775
Location: Blockley, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL56
Civil Parish: Blockley
Built-Up Area: Blockley
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Blockley St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SP 1634 NW 9/113 BLOCKLEY BELL LANE
British Legion Club
and Branch Library
Founded 1713 by Rev Erasmus Saunders, enlarged (and virtually rebuilt) by
Lord Northwick 1826 (see inscription). Altered. 2 storeys with hipped roof, coursed
rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings. Built as a village school. North front:
3 bays, outer slightly angled back and have band over ground floor, centre breaks
forward slightly and has open pediment. Latter has lunette window with flat
bracketted label, panel below with inscription in latin. Three doorways below, centre
double. Unsymmetrical window on 1st floor to right looks contemporary (1826). To
left: a window on 1st floor and double doors below. To right: door on 1st floor,
half-blocked window below.
Return to East: 2 wide bays of tripartite windows, casements; central doorway with
open pedimented stone porch (entrance to Library). In 1867 partly taken over to house
the village fire engine (until 1946).
Listing NGR: SP1640934945
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