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Western Building to Chesterfield College of Art and Technology

A Grade II Listed Building in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2407 / 53°14'26"N

Longitude: -1.4268 / 1°25'36"W

OS Eastings: 438349

OS Northings: 371674

OS Grid: SK383716

Mapcode National: GBR LZGZ.W0

Mapcode Global: WHDF9.1STZ

Plus Code: 9C5W6HRF+77

Entry Name: Western Building to Chesterfield College of Art and Technology

Listing Date: 26 September 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203317

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83467

Location: St. Helen's, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41

County: Derbyshire

Electoral Ward/Division: St Helen's

Built-Up Area: Chesterfield

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterfield Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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5169 (East Side)
Western building to
Chesterfield College
of Art and Technology
SK 3871 NW 5/171


1846 with later C19 additions. Formerly Chesterfield Grammar School. A school
in Chesterfield first recorded in the C13. Letters patent from Elizabeth I in
1598 speak of the Chapel of St Helen's being converted to a schoolroom (site to
east of present building). School rebuilt 1709 and again in 1846. Coursed stone
with quoins and moulded band at 1st floor. Fishscale and plain tile banded roof.
Coped gables with kneelers, some with finials. Roofs with cresting and stone chimneys.
Northern part triple gabled and of 3 storeys is oldest part. 3 windows with stone
mullions, tground floor with transoms also. Centre door. Adjoining centre section
advanced. 2 gables with tower in angle between these. 2 storeys. Gothic arched
doorway below tower, shield and date above. Southern recessed part, centre gable
2 storeys, 3 windows. Famous pupils include, in early C18, Thomas Secker later
Archbishop of Canterbury and later, Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin.
VCH Vol II p 223.

Listing NGR: SK3834971674

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