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Former Bowdler's School

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.706 / 52°42'21"N

Longitude: -2.751 / 2°45'3"W

OS Eastings: 349353

OS Northings: 312297

OS Grid: SJ493122

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2PD4

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q76W

Entry Name: Former Bowdler's School

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455203

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SHREWSBURY

SJ4912SW BEECHES LANE
653-1/15/94 (North side)
10/01/53 Former Bowdler's School
(Formerly Listed as:
BEECHES LANE
Bowdler's School)

GV II

Former school, now offices. Dated 1724. Brick with painted
stone dressings and plain tiled roof. 2 storeys with gabled
dormers in the hipped roof, 3 bays (1-3-1), the outer bays
advanced. Central doorway with shouldered architrave and heavy
segmental pediment capped by inscribed stone recording
"Founded by Thomas Bowdler 1724". This links doorway with
window over which has elaborate consoles over sill. Windows
are all casements with transoms, with moulded sills and
segmentally-arched heads with keystones. Continuous string
course over ground floor. Projecting modillion eaves band.
Angle quoins stress projecting outer bays. Coped gable to
rear, side wall stack.


Listing NGR: SJ4935312297

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

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