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Shrewsbury School, School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7034 / 52°42'12"N

Longitude: -2.7616 / 2°45'41"W

OS Eastings: 348635

OS Northings: 312018

OS Grid: SJ486120

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2LT4

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.K95V

Entry Name: Shrewsbury School, School House

Listing Date: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455079

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3

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

SJ4812SE ASHTON ROAD
653-1/14/88 (West side (off))
Shrewsbury School, School House

GV II

School house. c1882. Purpose built by Sir Arthur Blomfield.
Brick with hipped Welsh slate roof. Brick with terracotta
dressings and hipped plain tiled roof. Queen Anne style.
Main range of 3 storeys and attic, 10-window range, 3-4-3, the
outer sections advanced. Central entrance within projecting
porch with fluted pilasters and wood balustrading over. Paired
doors with traceried fanlight. Tripartite windows over door
with entablature and scrolled pediments over. Ornamental
glazing in the central window. 20-pane sash windows with
entablatures and continuous sill bands. Similar windows in
upper storey. Outer sections have tripartite windows on each
floor, also with entablatures, and scrolled pediments over
first floor. Ornamental glazing in French doors to right.
Coved cornice to projecting roof with fluted axial stacks.
Hipped roofed dormer windows within the roof. 4-storey rear
range linked by wing to main block and employing similar
detail.
Part of a group of buildings commissioned by Shrewsbury
School, this is also of significance as an early example of
the Neo-Georgian style.


Listing NGR: SJ4863512018

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