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North Western Block at the British School

A Grade II Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9458 / 51°56'44"N

Longitude: -0.2756 / 0°16'32"W

OS Eastings: 518618

OS Northings: 228883

OS Grid: TL186288

Mapcode National: GBR H5W.WPR

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.5CN5

Plus Code: 9C3XWPWF+8Q

Entry Name: North Western Block at the British School

Listing Date: 6 June 1975

Last Amended: 4 June 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161595

Location: Hitchin Highbury, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Hitchin Highbury

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Hitchin

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hitchin

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(South-east side)
834/3/334 North-western block at the
6.6.1975 British School


Former girls and infants schools. 1857-8. Red brick in Flemish bond, Welsh slate roof. 2-storeys 3 x 12 bays in dignified classical style. First floor band; modillion brick cornice. Road elevation has open pediment with date stone and circular window in tympanium, 3 narrow round-arched windows to 1st floor having 10-pane sashes and key blocks. On ground floor, central projection with 2 stone steps up to 6 panel double door with fanlight below keyed round arch, flanking 6-pane sashes; entablature. Right return of 4:3:5 bays, centre projecting slightly and pedimented. Central doorway with bracketed cornice; end doorway on right. Windows are 16-pane sashes, with 12-pane sashes to centre, and to 1st floor of centre a 12-pane, sash flanked by 8-pane sashes.
HISTORY: Part of the school which was founded originally in 1810 by William Wiltshire, a Hitchin lawyer.

Listing NGR: TL1861828883

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