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Former Special Girls School, Kingsway College Clerkenwell Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5253 / 51°31'31"N

Longitude: -0.1057 / 0°6'20"W

OS Eastings: 531508

OS Northings: 182408

OS Grid: TQ315824

Mapcode National: GBR N7.DD

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.3XYL

Entry Name: Former Special Girls School, Kingsway College Clerkenwell Centre

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369334

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: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/74/750 (North side)
Former Special Girls School,
Kingsway College Clerkenwell Centre


Former Special Girls annexe of Hugh Myddelton Schools. 1902
(on the evidence of inscriptions on the nearby gate in the
school wall). Yellow brick with dressings of red brick, stucco
and render, tiled roof. Flat-arched entrance with decorative
stone architrave in wing to north; all windows flat-arched
with gauged brick heads and red brick dressings; the main
building under a two-span roof and presumably originally a
balanced composition to the school yard of three bays, each
consisting of a tall window partly in a full dormer, a lower
window under the eaves, and a stack below the ridge; extension
at north end with a flat-roof; the elevation to Woodbridge
Road similar but of two bays only.
This building is one of those provided by the London School
Board from 1892 onwards for children with learning
difficulties; discipline and teaching methods were more
relaxed and liberal than in the main Board Schools.
(Malcolm Seaborne and Roy Lowe: The English school. Its
architecture and organization..1870-1970: 1977-: PP.15-16).

Listing NGR: TQ3150782409

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