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Swanwick Hall School

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanwick, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0736 / 53°4'24"N

Longitude: -1.3952 / 1°23'42"W

OS Eastings: 440618

OS Northings: 353099

OS Grid: SK406530

Mapcode National: GBR 7DK.82T

Mapcode Global: WHDG8.J0VJ

Entry Name: Swanwick Hall School

Listing Date: 13 July 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79158

Location: Swanwick, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE55

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Swanwick

Built-Up Area: Alfreton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Swanwick St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

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4/116 Swanwick Hall School



House, now school. Mid C18 with late C19 additions and alterations, converted
to school and extended by G Widdows in 1930's, also with 1959 additions. Red
brick with stone and gauged brick dressings, slate and plain tile roofs. C18
part of three storeys and three bays flanked by recessed late C19 3 bay wing
to right and 2 bay wing to left; to rear of each wing there are 1930's classroom
ranges with linking corridor to north forming rear courtyard. C18 house has
stone plinth and steps up to central pedimented stone Tuscan doorcase with pulvinated
frieze and half glazed door. To either side there are 12 pane sashes and above
there are three 9 pane sashes. Above again three smaller 9 pane sashes. All
windows below flat gauged brick arches. Dentilled stone cornice and hipped slate
roof with central square lantern, also topped by hipped roof. Capped brick side
wall stacks. Wing to right has wide doorcase to left with panelled door flanked
by side lights below flat gauged brick arch with stone keyblock and bracketed
stone hood. To right is a sash in pilastered stone surround supporting oriel
window above, a moulded oval window with keystoned surround and a shell headed
niche in pilastered surround also supporting oriel window above. Two canted
stone oriels have sashes to each side, to left over the doorcase is a semi-circular
headed fixed small pane window below flat brick arch. All sashes to this wing
have glazing bars to upper sash and plain lower sashes. Continuous first floor
and sill stringcourses moulded stone cornice and ramped brick parapets above.
Left wing has large canted ground floor bay with balustrade parapet, full height
C20 windows to each side. Two C20 windows below flat brick arches above, moulded
stone cornice and brick parapets over. Slate roofs to both wings, right wing
with hipped roof, both with brick stacks. Left wing dated 1891. Rear elevation
of C18 house has sashes below flat brick arches and central stone porch with
pedimented doorcase. Widdows classroom extensions have central tall semi-circular
archways through the wings, flanked by narrow ramped walls and classrooms to
either side with open timber arcaded corridors to front, small paned windows
and hipped plain tile roofs. Interior of original hall has late C19 cantilevered
open well staircase with twisted and straight metal balusters, wreathed and ramped
handrail and stone steps. Original C18 cornices and doors throughout. George
Widdows was the County Architect in the early years of this century and pioneered
healthier designs for school buildings, introducing extra ventilation and verandah

Listing NGR: SK4061853099

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