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Cirencester County Junior School

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7121 / 51°42'43"N

Longitude: -1.96 / 1°57'36"W

OS Eastings: 402856

OS Northings: 201483

OS Grid: SP028014

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.P7V

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.Z75C

Plus Code: 9C3WP26Q+RX

Entry Name: Cirencester County Junior School

Listing Date: 24 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365460

ID on this website: 101187531

Location: Watermoor, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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578-1/6/322 (East side)
Cirencester County Junior School


School. Dated 1880. Rock faced limestone with ashlar
dressings; clay tile roofs with coped verges to main range,
half-hipped to side wings; ashlar left- and right-end stacks
with moulded tops to main range. Later wings to rear in brick
with Welsh slate roofs.
Jacobethan style; main range set back from Victoria Road with
3 gables, 2 breaking forward slightly to left and right;
attached side wings breaking forward slightly, each with one
Main range is single-storey 5-window. To centre one 4-light
chamfered stone mullion-and-transom window, 3 lights high,
with king mullion to centre, leaded lights, in ashlar surround
breaking forward and continued upwards to moulded stone
cornice and shaped gable with carved decoration including date
1880, flanked by 2 ball finials and with decorative finial at
apex. Flanking central window, two 2-light chamfered stone
mullion-and-transom windows with leaded lights in ashlar
surrounds. 2 similar 3-light windows in gabled bays to left
and right each with floating pediment over. Plinth with
moulded top, moulded string below windows.
3 bays to centre have pilaster strips flanking central window;
ashlar frieze, moulded stone cornice and balustraded parapet
with panelled dies with pierced finials over breaking forward
over pilaster strips and flanking windows; pediment ramped up
to central gable. Coped gables to left and right have pointed
finials on kneelers and at apex. Single-storey screens linking
main range to side wings each have plank doors in pointed
opening with moulded stone surround, to left with slit window
over; shaped gable with moulded stone coping and finial at
apex. Flanking side wings in similar style to main range each
have one 3-light chamfered stone mullion-and-transom window
with leaded lights with floating pediment over.
INTERIOR not inspected. School opened on this site in 1881 as
Upper School for Boys, superseding Cirencester Grammar School
(Park Lane, qv), later renamed Grammar School, now Junior and
Infants School.
(Welsford J: Cirencester: A History and Guide: Gloucester:
1987-: P.142).

Listing NGR: SP0285601483

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