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Old Museum Block at Charterhouse School

A Grade II Listed Building in Godalming, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.1974 / 51°11'50"N

Longitude: -0.6213 / 0°37'16"W

OS Eastings: 496429

OS Northings: 145149

OS Grid: SU964451

Mapcode National: GBR FCV.ZP4

Mapcode Global: VHFVT.55XC

Entry Name: Old Museum Block at Charterhouse School

Listing Date: 1 February 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 291427

Location: Godalming, Waverley, Surrey, GU7

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Civil Parish: Godalming

Built-Up Area: Godalming

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Godalming

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

SU 9645 SW
(south side, off)
5/151 Old Museum Block at
Charterhouse School
Former museum, carpentry workshop, lecture theatre and classrooms; now classrooms
and lecture theatre. Dated 1890 altered. Bargate rubblestone with ashlar
dressings. Welsh slate roof. 1 and 2 storeys. At west end, 2 parallel ranges,
gable-end on (former museum), fronted by single-storey 8-bay arcade with a 1-
storey, 2-bay block at either end; to rear (east) of this is slightly taller
theatre. In modified Gothic style having plinths; quoins; offset buttresses; 2-
centred-arched, quoined openings; roll-mounted strings; raised verges with coping
and multifaced finials. West front: arcade has gabled buttresses and parapet
broken by 2 recessed panels with mottoes and gableted, roll-moulded coping; inside
arcade a board door or small-paned window to each bay. Rising above arcade the
paired gables of the parallel ranges each have a large, transomed, 4-light window
with triangular-headed lights and leaded glazing; between gables is gableted
plaque with coat of arms and date. The single-storey blocks at each end of arcade
have square-headed, 3-light windows. Rear: lecture theatre has one gable with
polygonal corner stair towers with board doors; ground floor masked by pent-roofed
infill addition; on 1st floor, windows of 3 lights flanked by 2 lights. Returns:
former museum has full-length dormer windows with continuous small-paned glazing
lights with round-arched tops. Lecture theatre on north side has three 3-light
windows to 1st floor. Attached buildings to south not of special interest.
M Seaborne, and R Lowe, The English School, Its Architecture and Organisation,
Vol II, 1870-1970 (1977).

Listing NGR: SU9642945149

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