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Former GWR School

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Swindon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318715

Location: Central Swindon, Swindon, SN1

County: Swindon

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

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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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