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Latitude: 53.7507 / 53°45'2"N
Longitude: -0.3451 / 0°20'42"W
OS Eastings: 509217
OS Northings: 429524
OS Grid: TA092295
Mapcode National: GBR GLL.QW
Mapcode Global: WHGFK.NZVK
Entry Name: Former Blundell Street School
Listing Date: 14 October 1993
Last Amended: 3 November 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197628
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387480
Location: Kingston upon Hull, HU2
County: City of Kingston upon Hull
Electoral Ward/Division: Myton
Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Hull
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Sculcoates All Saints
Church of England Diocese: York
KINGSTON UPON HULL
680-1/16/77 BRUNSWICK AVENUE
FORMER BLUNDELL STREET SCHOOL
(Formerly listed as:
HUMBERSIDE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHIT
Former board school, now school of architecture. Dated 1878, with late C20 alterations. Brick with ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped slate roofs with a central traceried square bell turret with pyramidal roof. single side and rear wall stacks. Gothic Revival style. Plinth, sill bands, dentillated eaves, coped gables with kneelers. Single and 2 storeys; 2 blocks each of 3 bays, plus corner tower. Lancet windows have transoms and hoodmoulds.
2-storey block, to left, has a projecting gabled centre with a 4-light lancet with plate tracery and beyond, to left, single and double plain sashes. To right, a through-eaves gabled dormer with a 3-light cross-mullioned window. Below, a triple lancet flanked by single lancets and beyond, to left, 2 flat-headed cross casements. Beyond, to right, former girls' entrance covered by a late C20 gabled porch. To its right, a 3-light cross mullioned window.
Corner tower, to left, 3 stages, has angle buttresses, panelled frieze, dentillated eaves and pyramidal roof topped with a cross finial. 2 single lancets with linked hoodmould and above, a through-eaves dormer on corbels, with a moulded coped gable and a single lancet. Below, a segment-headed recess between the buttresses, with a relief panel with coat of arms and motto, and below it, 3 narrow windows. left return has 2 lancets on the first stage and below, between floors, a single lancet. To its left, a door with pointed overlight.
Single storey block, to right, has a projecting central gable with angle buttresses and 2 triple lancets with plate tracery. Above them, a traceried round window and above again, 3 slit ventilators. To left, a door with round overlight and hoodmould, flanked to left by a 2-light cross casement. Beyond, to right, a similar window.
INTERIOR has arch-braced open roofs to the main first floor rooms.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The former Blundell Street School, built as a board school in 1878, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural Interest: built in Gothic Revival style, it has good architectural features such as mullioned and lancet windows, dentillated eaves, coped gables with kneelers, a corner tower with angled buttresses and a pyramidal roof topped with a cross finial, and a square bell turret with pyramidal roof.
* Interior: retains arch-braced open roofs to the main first floor rooms.
* Historical Interest: as a remaining example of a board school built by the Hull School Board during the late C19.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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