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Shrewsbury Sixth Form College Main Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7089 / 52°42'31"N

Longitude: -2.7601 / 2°45'36"W

OS Eastings: 348740

OS Northings: 312628

OS Grid: SJ487126

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2F4J

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.K5VM

Plus Code: 9C4VP65Q+HW

Entry Name: Shrewsbury Sixth Form College Main Building

Listing Date: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457865

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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653-1/10/506 (North side)
Shrewsbury Sixth Form College: Main


Marked on OS as Priory School for Boys.
School, now sixth form college. Dated 1910. By Frank Shayler
for Shropshire County Council. Brick with stone dressings, and
graded Westmorland slate hipped roofs, with brick ridge
stacks. English Baroque style. 2 storeys, double pile plan,
26-window range (1-3-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-3-1).
Central entrance, and further entrances in angle with
projecting outer bays. Doorways all in moulded architraves
with central keyblock and swags each side of central stone,
carrying inscription over central door, reading "Erected by
the Salop County Council MCMX". Windows throughout are 12-pane
sashes with 3 fixed lights above. Flat arched gauged brick
heads to first floor, segmental heads with keystones to ground
floor. Brick aprons to ground floor, stone in pedimented
blocks. Projecting 2-bay blocks are pedimented, with segmental
pediment over centre, triangular pediments over flanking
sections. Pavilions with hipped bell-cast roofs at each end,
each with paired sash windows to ground floor, and segmental
pediments above, and cupolas on roof. Angle quoins, deep
modillion eaves cornice.
Rear range houses hall: 6 full-height segmental windows with
brick voussoirs and stone key blocks, and central bay advanced
beneath pediment, with massive tripartite sash window with
transoms cutting through cornice. Central cupola above.
Massive segmentally-arched pediments in pyramidal-roofed
flanking bays.
INTERIOR. The school hall has been divided horizontally but
the coved ceiling remains: this has moulded panels, and
decorative ribs and ceiling roses.

Listing NGR: SJ4874012628

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