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Former National School

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0473 / 54°2'50"N

Longitude: -2.8032 / 2°48'11"W

OS Eastings: 347506

OS Northings: 461561

OS Grid: SD475615

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVM.XW

Mapcode Global: WH846.XJ9L

Entry Name: Former National School

Listing Date: 18 February 1970

Last Amended: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383164

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/7/130 (West side)
18/02/70 Former National School
(Formerly Listed as:
Premises occupied by Perkodd
Supplies Ltd (corner of Cawthorne


National school for girls, now house and warehouse. 1820,
altered C20. Sandstone ashlar, which is smooth-faced on the
facade to High Street and horizontally broached with
chisel-drafted margins on side elevation. Slate roof.
2 low storeys with 3 bays under a pedimented gable to High
Street and 8 bays to the side (north) elevation. Ground floor,
restored 1993 with central doorway and flanking 12-pane
windows. First floor with 3 low rectangular glazing bar
sashes, within plain reveals and with projecting sills. Above
a shallow string course, and in pediment, the inscription
'NATIONAL SCHOOL for GIRLS'. Above is a plaque reading: 'Built
by Public Subscription A.D. 1820 to establish Order, check
Vice and uphold Virtue.'
The right-hand return wall, facing Cawthorne Street and
running down a slope, is of 8 bays and has vertical
rectangular windows; the 2 left-hand windows are blind and
painted to resemble 30-pane windows with glazing bars, and the
third window is glazed with 30 panes, but the remainder were
altered c1987. To centre of facade at a lower level is a
doorway with stone surround and plain pediment, set between 2
blocked windows.

Listing NGR: SD4750661561

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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