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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1102129
English Heritage Legacy ID: 161595
Location: North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4
Electoral Ward/Division: Hitchin Highbury
Built-Up Area: Hitchin
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Hitchin
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 1828 NE QUEEN STREET
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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