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Latitude: 52.6662 / 52°39'58"N
Longitude: 0.1598 / 0°9'35"E
OS Eastings: 546152
OS Northings: 309798
OS Grid: TF461097
Mapcode National: GBR L1Q.Z2X
Mapcode Global: WHJPH.F7BV
Entry Name: Old School
Listing Date: 31 October 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1331614
English Heritage Legacy ID: 48249
Location: Wisbech, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13
Civil Parish: Wisbech
Built-Up Area: Wisbech
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Wisbech St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Ely
WISBECH HILL STREET
6/52 No. 1
Originally a girls school, occupying a corner position with
School Lane. Second storey added c.1850 and pediment raised
with inscription 'THIS BUILDING WAS BUILT BY THE BURGESSES OF
WISBECH A.D. 1814 SUPPORTED BY THE BEQUEST OF MRS. WRIGHT AND
THE BENEFACTIONS OF ABRAHAM JOBSON D.D., JOHN EDES, ESQ., AND
OTHERS, AIDED BY VOLUNTRAY SUBSCRIPTIONS'. Seven 'bays' to Hill
Street with central three 'bays' slightly projecting. Local
brown brick, rendered plinth, stone impost band and first floor
band, moulded stone cornice and pediment with cross-keys in
relief in tympanum. Brick parapet with stone coping. First
floor hung sash windows with glazing bars in double recessed
segmental-headed arches. Ground floor windows with radial
glazing bars, shaped to round-headed double recessed arches.
Two original entrances in School Lane in round-headed arches
with fanlights and six-panelled door (one doorway now blocked).
Walker and Craddock, p.413, History of Wisbech, 1849.
Gardiner, p.234, History of Wisbech, 1898.
Pevsner, Buildings in England, p.498.
A.P. Peckover, Watercolour of School, 1850.
T.S. Watson, History of Wisbech, p.189, 1849
Listing NGR: TF4615209798
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