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Kings School (Original Block)

A Grade II Listed Building in Macclesfield, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2631 / 53°15'47"N

Longitude: -2.1301 / 2°7'48"W

OS Eastings: 391418

OS Northings: 374014

OS Grid: SJ914740

Mapcode National: GBR FZKQ.M0

Mapcode Global: WHBBP.77XT

Entry Name: Kings School (Original Block)

Listing Date: 17 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206909

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390983

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield

Built-Up Area: Macclesfield

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: St Michael and All Angels, Macclesfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


MACCLESFIELD

SJ97SW CUMBERLAND STREET
886-1/4/82 (North side)
17/03/77 King's School (original block)

GV II

School. 1854-6 with later extensions and alterations. Original
architect F Bellhouse. Coursed and squared rubble with ashlar
dressings and slate roof.
Main school buildings comprise central full-height hall with
full-height class rooms as aisles to each side, the left-hand
gabled range a later addition dated 1886.
Entrance in gabled porch to right of main hall, which has
3-light mullioned and transomed tiered window. Dated and with
coat of arms in gable apex. Similar tiered window of 4-lights
in left hand gable, which has smaller gables in left hand
return. Right-hand range comprises a series of gables running
at right angles to the main range, also with tiered mullioned
and transomed windows.
Beyond the main range to the left and rear, the former
headmaster's house is probably a somewhat later addition,
though in a similar style. Apparently L-plan (the original
arrangement somewhat obscured by later additions), with 2
parallel gables projecting to the left, and doorway in angle.
Canted bay window in gable wall, and gabled porch (possibly
the original principal entrance) in the adjoining rear range.
INTERIOR: the main school buildings have been bisected with
inserted gallery floors, but retain the original roof
structure with tie beams and principal trusses carried on
cambered wall posts sprung from stone corbels. Traceried
timberwork above each tie beam.


Listing NGR: SJ9139973984

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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