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Prior Pursglove College, Including Master's House, Gymnasium and Assembly Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland

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Latitude: 54.5372 / 54°32'13"N

Longitude: -1.0474 / 1°2'50"W

OS Eastings: 461731

OS Northings: 516187

OS Grid: NZ617161

Mapcode National: GBR PH4Z.09

Mapcode Global: WHF8D.W7D1

Entry Name: Prior Pursglove College, Including Master's House, Gymnasium and Assembly Hall

Listing Date: 25 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159503

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59942

Location: Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland, TS14

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Civil Parish: Guisborough

Built-Up Area: Guisborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Guisborough St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


7/74 Prior Pursglove
Master's House,
gymnasium and
assembly hall.


Sixth Form College (originally: grammar school and school house).
1887. Alfred Waterhouse. Dressed sandstone ground floor, red
brick first floor; yellow terracotta dressings. Westmorland
slate roofs in diminishing courses; clay ridge crestings. 2
storeys. Tudor. Plinth. Mullioned and transomed casement windows
throughout. Chamfered string band between floors. First floor
sills continued as moulded string. Stepped brick corbelled
School: rectangular plan; asymmetrical. Off-centre (R.H.S.)
gabled dormer over slight projecting bay on corbels with 3-light
window over moulded drop-arched entrance passage, with granite
spur stones. To L.H.S. of entrance: 4 6-light ground floor
windows, 6 single lights to first floor. To R.H.S. : 2 cross-
windows to ground floor, 2 2-light windows above. 3 stacks.
Timber clock cupola on ridge, to R.H.S., with shallow copper
dome. Tablet above entrance arch records: "Founded in the reign
of Queen Elizabeth AD 1561 Guisborough Grammar School re-erected
in the reign of Queen Victoria AD 1887". Carved stones from
original buildings were built into foundations.
House: adjoins E. side of school. Balanced asymmetry. 3 bays:
L & R being wider than centre and gabled. L.H.S. projects
forward. 6-light windows to ground floor, 3-light to first
floor, single light to attic. Moulded strings across eaves line
of gables. Central doorway with moulded architrave and
shouldered fanlight. 2-light window above. Slate-roofed gabled
timber porch on turned shafts on stone dwarf-wall to plinth
height. Similar treatment to E. elevation. The listing
includes the gymnasium and assembly hall adjoining the N.& W.
sides of the school. Erected 1898 by Waterhouse in same style
and materials.
(N. Pevsner, ".... North Riding", 1966, p179; & B.J.D.
Harrison & G. Dixon (Eds) "Guisborough Before 1900", 1981, pp.
144-148 & 225-227).

Listing NGR: NZ6168316214

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