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The Carrington Building at Sherborne Boys School

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9472 / 50°56'49"N

Longitude: -2.5182 / 2°31'5"W

OS Eastings: 363688

OS Northings: 116540

OS Grid: ST636165

Mapcode National: GBR MT.NRSF

Mapcode Global: FRA 56ML.SWJ

Entry Name: The Carrington Building at Sherborne Boys School

Listing Date: 10 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480227

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Built-Up Area: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


689/1/10005 The Carrington Building at Sherborne B
10-MAY-00 oys School


Classroom building at public school. 1909-10; by Sir Reginald Blomfield ; C19 and 1936 ranges at rear. Ashlar. Plain tile roof with shaped gables.
PLAN: H-shaped on plan main range with short flanking wings, and wing at rear right [NW] attached to C19 former industrial building [said to have been a button factory] with 1936 extension , forming small rear courtyard.
Wrenaissance style.
EXTERIOR: 1 storey and attic. Central 8-bay range and projecting flanking 2-storey 2-bay wings with pairs of shaped gables with ball-finials, giant pilasters and tall sash windows with broken segmental pediments above; central eight bays with weathered buttresses alternating with tall 18-pane sashes in plain architraves with keyblocks and string and panel above; doorways to left and right with eared architraves with inscribed panel and open pediment with festooned cartouches above; deep eaves and large pedimented dormers with cross-mullion-transom windows, the left and right with segmental pediments and oculi; over the centre a wooden cupola surmounted by a weather-vane. 2-bay south side; north side 3-light sashes to left with festoons above and three shaped gables in wing to right with Venetian windows. 3-bay arcade facing rear courtyard. Former button factory at rear with cast-iron windows and 1936 extension with dated arms in gable end.
INTERIOR: Two staircases with iron balustrades, the north with neo-Classical plaster equestrian frieze on wall of stair well. Eared doorway architraves. First floor hall with exposed round arches to roof.
SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.379.

Listing NGR: ST6368816540

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