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Latitude: 51.4984 / 51°29'54"N
Longitude: -0.1361 / 0°8'9"W
OS Eastings: 529481
OS Northings: 179363
OS Grid: TQ294793
Mapcode National: GBR FK.M1
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LLFP
Entry Name: Bluecoat School (National Trust)
Listing Date: 15 May 1954
Last Amended: 1 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1210081
English Heritage Legacy ID: 209056
Location: Westminster, London, SW1H
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: St James's
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Peter Eaton Square
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2979 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CAXTON STREET, SW1
98/26 (south side)
15.5.54 Bluecoat School
(National Trust) [Formerly
listed as No 25 (Christ
Church, Blew Coat Room)]
Former Blue Coat school, now shop. Built 1709 (rainwater heads dated). Brown
brick, red dressings; roof not visible. Freestanding oblong building, of 3 bays
to each side; 2 tiers of windows. Centre bays set forward slightly; pilastered
corners. To Caxton Street main entrance in fluted Doric pilastered porch, with
niche over containing statue of Blue Coat Scholar; segmental split pediment to
parapet with clock below. Square headed windows, flush framed sashes, glazing
bars, gauged heads, keystones. Dentil cornice in brick; parapet; subsidiary
entrance to west. Other 3 sides with similar architectural treatment. Fine
interior forming single tall space with pilasters and niches to walls,
entablature and coved ceiling; four fluted Corinthian columns mark entrance;
fireplace to opposite end, etc.
London Vol I. N. Pevsner.
Listing NGR: TQ2948179360
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