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National School

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9908 / 51°59'26"N

Longitude: -2.161 / 2°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 389039

OS Northings: 232498

OS Grid: SO890324

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.0H3

Mapcode Global: VH93T.H7D5

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRQ+8H

Entry Name: National School

Listing Date: 27 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376689

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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859-1/6/109 (South side)
27/07/73 No.51
National School


Former school, now offices. Founded 1813, built 1817, enlarged
1842. Limestone ashlar, slate hipped roof behind parapet.
Tudor Gothic style. Lofty free-standing rectangular block in 2
storeys, 3x4-windowed, all 2-light stone recessed
chamfered-mullion and transom casements to flush surrounds
under stopped drip courses.
Front to Church Street has centre bay slightly brought
forward, with pair of plank doors on 4 sandstone steps in
4-centred arch with stopped drip and decorative spandrels.
Above this is raised commemorative panel under stopped drip,
inscribed: NATIONAL SCHOOL FOUNDED 1813 ENLARGED 1842. Plinth,
enriched coved cornice with florets and 2 gargoyles, blocking
course and saddle back parapet.
Side to Abbey Churchyard similar, no door; left return, to
alley, in rough coursed squared stone, 5 scattered windows
without enrichment. Far left is 6-panel flush beaded door to
segmental voussoirs, on 1 sandstone step. Back partly
concealed by timber-framed 1842 extension has 2 windows
visible at first floor. INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the building is in part on the site of the
former detached belfry to the Abbey (demolished in 1816) and
completed at a cost of ยป1345.8.3. Bennett (The History of
Tewkesbury, 1830) describes it as ".. a very neat and
substantial structure ..".

Listing NGR: SO8903932498

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