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Latitude: 52.0758 / 52°4'32"N
Longitude: -2.2359 / 2°14'9"W
OS Eastings: 383927
OS Northings: 241960
OS Grid: SO839419
Mapcode National: GBR 1HG.ZF6
Mapcode Global: VH93D.6391
Entry Name: Hanley Castle High School (Western Block)
Listing Date: 11 August 1952
Last Amended: 23 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098820
English Heritage Legacy ID: 153282
Location: Hanley Castle, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR8
District: Malvern Hills
Civil Parish: Hanley Castle
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Hanley Castle with Hanley Swan
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
HANLEY CASTLE CP CHURCH END
SO 84 SW
3/141 Hanley Castle High School
(western block) [formerly
listed as Grammar School]
School, formerly grammar school. C17 with later alterations. Brick and
timber-framing with tile roof. Two storeys. One gable faces north-west.
The ground floor is underbuilt with brick and has a window. To the left
is a doorway and window with stone surround. The first floor is close-
studded with a middle rail and has a central window, and a small window at
the left. Between the tie-beam and collar of the truss are vertical struts.
Above are V-struts. Facing south-west, towards the churchyard, are three
parallel gables. The outer ones are of brick painted to resemble timber-
framing. The right-hand gable has a truss with struts between tie-beam and
collar. The middle gabled range is framed in irregular square panels. It
has one window on the ground floor, two on the first floor, and one between
the tie-beam and collar of the truss lighting the attic. Adjoining to the
south-east is a lower range of brick with a dog-tooth course at the eaves.
Its south-west wall is blank except for two windows towards the right with
segmental heads. A carved stone plaque has a Latin inscription illegible
at time of survey (June 1986). Reputed to be the Grammar School in Market
Snodsbury in the book, Right Ho Jeeves, by P G Wodehouse. See Murphy, N T P:
In Search of Blandings, London, 1981, p 206-7.
Listing NGR: SO8392741960
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