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Burford Grammar School (Main Part Including Lenthall House)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8094 / 51°48'33"N

Longitude: -1.6349 / 1°38'5"W

OS Eastings: 425264

OS Northings: 212371

OS Grid: SP252123

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.FGZ

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.MS18

Entry Name: Burford Grammar School (Main Part Including Lenthall House)

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419538

Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Burford

Built-Up Area: Burford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Burford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

BURFORD AND UPTON CHURCH LANE
AND SIGNET (North Side)
SP2512 (Enlargement) Burford Grammar School
7/40 (main part including
12.9.55 Lenthall House).

GV II*


Grammar school. Rebuilt c.1570's for Simon Wysdom, altered and extended
mid-C19. Coursed and squared rubble, low pitched slate roof, coped
verges, ashlar chimney to right. 2 storeys; 1-5-1 bays; rebated hollow
chamfered mullion windows of 3 lights, altered ground floor left, lower
storey levels to right hand bay, string over 1st floor, 6 courses below
eaves. Tudor arch door within relieving arch to left of right hand bay,
ogee mouldings, plain spandrels. Tablet inserted over ground floor right-
hand window: "All law and praise be to God:/A. R. Reginde.
Elizabeth.xxi Symon. Wysdom, Alderman of Burford. Re-edified/.
and.buylded.this.howse. A.D'O 1579:" Over the ground floor are 3 tie
rods whose ends form the letters B.G.S.
Interior: in lobby of door the former decayed nail-studed door is
displayed; in ground floor East room a wide Tudor arch fire-place. The
East gable return has single-and 2-light mullion windows and central
chimney stack; to right is pointed doorway with light Tudor arching and
ogee and hollow mouldings like the door to front, label over. The school
extends North and East (Lenthall House), the link block is mid C19 the
North-east block is 1870s or 1880s, rough-faced rubble, 2 storeys and
attic in mansard plain tile roof; cross-mullion windows with relieving
arches over, the gable end to East breaks forward below a corbelled-out
attic end gable; stepped chimney to North return.
The date tablet was moved here from Simon Wysdom's Almshouses
(demolished).


Listing NGR: SP2526412371

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