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Harecroft School

A Grade II Listed Building in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6638 / 52°39'49"N

Longitude: 0.1519 / 0°9'6"E

OS Eastings: 545627

OS Northings: 309515

OS Grid: TF456095

Mapcode National: GBR L1Q.WSD

Mapcode Global: WHJPH.99LQ

Entry Name: Harecroft School

Listing Date: 10 February 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48387

Location: Wisbech, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

Civil Parish: Wisbech

Built-Up Area: Wisbech

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Wisbech St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

The following previous listing date shall be added.

Page 79 Item number 5/182 10.2.69

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WISBECH NORTH BRINK
TF 4509
5/182 Nos. 46, 47 and
48 (Harecourt School)
GV II

Ilianate villa now a school said to have been designed by
Algenon Peckover, 1840-50. Yellow gault brick with stone
details; hipped slate roofs with symmetrical stacks. Three
storeys and half basement with two storey wing to south-west.
School room additions to north east c.1904 replace matching
original wing. First floor stone cill band. Deep boarded eaves
with scroll enrichment to plastered frieze band, repeated on
wing. Five second floor recessed hung sash windows in cambered
gauged brick arches, five larger twelve-paned windows at first
floor, and four similar ground floor windows. Entrance
approached by seven stone steps and curving ornamental railing
to basement forecourt. Limestone doorcase with moulded impost,
round-headed arch and key block. Eight panelled door with
round-headed fanlight. Contemporary wing with pedimented gable
has side entrance in corner porch. Six-panelled door in round-
headed arch with fanlight. Two hung sash windows in recessed
two storey arch, first floor window shaped to round-headed
arch. Blind arch to south-west balancing porch.
VCH Cambs, p.242.
Wisbech Society Annual Report, 1948, 1970.
Photographs and prints, C18 and C19, W. & F. Mus.
Walker and Craddock, History of Wisbech, p.486, 1847.


Listing NGR: TF4561209551

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