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Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Horsham, West Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0713 / 51°4'16"N

Longitude: -0.3243 / 0°19'27"W

OS Eastings: 517495

OS Northings: 131558

OS Grid: TQ174315

Mapcode National: GBR HJG.NV7

Mapcode Global: FRA B669.3GW

Entry Name: Grammar School

Listing Date: 26 July 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 298145

Location: Horsham, West Sussex, RH12

County: West Sussex

Electoral Ward/Division: Horsham Park

Built-Up Area: Horsham

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Horsham St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Grammar School
TQ 1731 2/123
1892 by Arthur Vernon. Asymmetrical. 2 storeys with additional attic and basement
at east end. 9 windows. Red brick with stone dressings. Chimneys with moulded
brick cornice. Red tiled roof with moulded eaves cornice. Stringcourses between
storeys and plinth. Large gables with parapets and stone cappings flanking the
front. In west gable, a stone quatrefoil set in imitation chip-carved fields under
pointed relieving arch. Underneath, a large mullioned window rising through both
storeys with 5 stone heraldic panels dividing the storeys. Gothic tops to the
lights. Under east gable, bay window of 3 lights rising through both storeys,
with parapet containing inset quatrefoils, corbelled out over basement window.
2-light attic window in the gable set under a pointed relieving arch filled with
imitation chip-carving in moulded brick. Towards west end, buttressed porch of
2 storeys and attic with stone-panelled parapet. Tracery quatrefoil set in a pointed
window with hood mould over a pair of lights. Underneath the inscription "Grammar
School founded by Richard Collier AD 1532", and below doorway with carved spandrels.
3 small buttressed bays with gablets grouped asymmetrically in middle of the front.
Paired lights. 3-pointed relieving arches in gables with imitation chip-carved
fields in moulded brick. Small pointed door with hood mould at east end with internal
stair lit by lancets. Other windows of 2, 3 and 4 lights, those on ground floor
under segmental relieving arches. All plate glass windows. Subsidiary wing with
simpler detail in Richmond Road.

Listing NGR: TQ1749531558

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

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