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Boys British School

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0233 / 52°1'23"N

Longitude: 0.245 / 0°14'41"E

OS Eastings: 554129

OS Northings: 238471

OS Grid: TL541384

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.2RP

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.6DCT

Plus Code: 9F4226FV+8X

Entry Name: Boys British School

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205768

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370523

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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669-1/2/140 (North side)
01/11/72 Nos.1, 2 and 3 Boys British School
(Formerly Listed as:
R A Butler School Annex)


School. Dated 1838 and named Boys British School. Gault brick,
slate roof. Original rectangular plan with central projection,
now with deep red brick rear wing at W end and second block
set in internal rear angle. Single storey, now divided with
upper half storey. S front elevation: 9 bays with central 3
bays breaking forward under pediment, Tuscan engaged columns
and pilasters, plain frieze has date and name. Central simple
doorway, now with plain side-lights, C20 door of 6 fielded
panels. Window below pediment in 2 registers, casements with
glazing bars, lower each 2x(2x3) panes, upper 2x(2x2) panes.
Outer windows deeply recessed but now horizontally divided at
level of C20 inserted floor, round heads with glazing bars,
radial in heads. Lower sections now with 5x3 panes sashes and
red brick splayed sills. C20 inserted attic windows, round
headed, leaded, above. Those below have glazing bars, radial
in head, 4x3 sashes below. Small central C20 clock turret with
tented roof. Rear N elevation: E end similar to front but
simpler, 4 bays, principal windows centrally divided by brick
blocking, upper D sections have vertical glazing bars, 4
panes, lower sections now double casements with glazing bars,
4x3 panes. W end, on falling ground has C20 red brick gabled
wing, 3 storeys, adjacent infilling block to E has catslide
roof from principal block, 2 mock-timber-framed facade gables.
C20 windows, casements with glazing bars. W end elevation: C19
building gabled with 4 windows, now similar to rear of E end.
2 round window above, projecting eaves and purlins. E
elevation gable end stack, truncated high C20 vents in old
roundels. Ground floor, 2 C20 6-panel doors, to W with
simplified Ionic pedimented surround.

Listing NGR: TL5412938471

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