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Clerkenwell Church of England Primary School

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5285 / 51°31'42"N

Longitude: -0.1102 / 0°6'36"W

OS Eastings: 531189

OS Northings: 182756

OS Grid: TQ311827

Mapcode National: GBR M6.D7

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.1VL4

Entry Name: Clerkenwell Church of England Primary School

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368516

Location: Islington, London, EC1R

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell Holy Redeemer

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/68/28 (West side)
29/09/72 No.25
and Clerkenwell Church of England
Primary School


Formerly known as: Clerkenwell Parochial School AMWELL STREET.

Parochial (Church of England) school. On west side of slope of
hill approaching Claremont Square from the south. 1828-1830.
By William Chadwell Mylne, Surveyor for the New River Estate.
Yellow stock brick set in Flemish bond with stucco dressings;
roof obscured by parapet, brick stacks. Tudor Gothic style.
Side-hall entrances to outer bays. Two storeys; 11 bays
arranged 1:1:7:1:1. Symmetrical facade with recessed centre;
projecting flanking bays and recessed end entrance bays. Steps
rise to segmental pointed arched entrances surmounted by
louvred quatrefoils: stucco panelled storey bands above
inscriptions 'GIRLS SCHOOL' to left and 'BOYS SCHOOL' to
right; archivolts and hood-moulds to doorways; original
panelled door to 'BOYS SCHOOL'. Hood-moulds to mostly
replacement pivoting sashes throughout. Nine-light sashes to
recessed centre with continuous sill bands, ground-floor
sashes taller. Flanking bays with narrower sashes:
round-arched set in square-headed openings to ground floor and
taller of 21-panes, to 1st floor. Sill and inscribed storey
bands beneath 1st floor 12-pane sashes to entrance bays.
Stucco band and stone coping to parapets. Attached School
Keeper's house (No 25) set back at left (south) end: 2
storeys; 2 bays. Clerkenwell Parochial School was founded in
1700 but has only been in its present location since 1830.
(Richardson, J: Islington Past A Visual History of Islington:
London: 1988-: 63).

Listing NGR: TQ3118982756

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