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Latitude: 51.5612 / 51°33'40"N
Longitude: -1.7938 / 1°47'37"W
OS Eastings: 414388
OS Northings: 184722
OS Grid: SU143847
Mapcode National: GBR YPF.NB
Mapcode Global: VHB3L.V1J0
Plus Code: 9C3WH664+FF
Entry Name: Former GWR School
Listing Date: 23 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1283807
English Heritage Legacy ID: 318715
Location: Central Swindon, Swindon, SN1
Electoral Ward/Division: Central
Built-Up Area: Swindon
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Swindon New Town
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 28/04/2020
SU 1484 NW
Great Western One
Former GWR School
(formerly listed as Now fire and emergency services depot (formerly GWR School), Church Place)
This is the former infants’ school of 1857, by Moffatt and Scott, the only remnant of the former school. The school closed in 1879 and the earlier school buildings of 1843-1844 were demolished in 1881 and the former infants’ school became the works’ laboratory. In 1883, a single-storey extension for the GWR’s horse-drawn wagons was built to the north. Rock-faced snecked rubble in black mortar, with ashlar limestone quoins. Slate roof with apex rooflights. Single storey, four bays of paired shouldered lights. Slightly projecting stacks diminishing at eaves offsets.
Listing NGR: SU1438884722
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