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Verdin Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1932 / 53°11'35"N

Longitude: -2.5306 / 2°31'50"W

OS Eastings: 364644

OS Northings: 366362

OS Grid: SJ646663

Mapcode National: GBR 7S.2XF8

Mapcode Global: WH99K.3Z6Y

Entry Name: Verdin Building

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57386

Location: Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester, CW7

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Winsford

Built-Up Area: Winsford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Over St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 66 NW
4/102 Verdin Building. (Verdin
Comprehensive School.)
School building. Dated 1895. Red Flemish bond brick with ashlar
dressings and plain tile roof. Netherlandish Renaissance style. Two
storeys with attic. Entrance front: central three wide bays have
shaped gable above and project, with lower wings to sides. Slightly
projecting plinth with chamfered top common to whole of building.
String course between floors and another, slighter, at level of sills
of first floor windows. Doorway to ground floor centre, now blocked,
with basket arch and terra-cotta voussoirs. Three-light ground floor
windows to either side at ground floor level with ovolo moulded
surrounds. Similar windows to first floor with transoms and all
having terra-cotta voussoirs which are alternatingly dropped and with
gables above central keystones. Central 2-light window with vertical
strips to either side which continue upwards to form a surround to the
small 3-light attic window which has moulding below and a coat of arms
above. Gable has a series of volutes to outer edge which has
terra-cotta coping and winged lions as finials to lower edges and
summit. To either side of these central gabled bays are 1/4 octagonal
bays with two-light windows to the ground floor and 3-light windows
above, all with ogee heads to each light. Slightly recessed wings to
extreme right and left with basket arched double doorways nearest the
centre and 4-light windows with mullions and moulded surrounds to far
left and right. C20 dormer windows above. Rear: extensive single
storey wing to centre having 3-light windows with moulded terra-cotta
surrounds and alternately gabled.

Listing NGR: SJ6469066365

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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