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School House at Sedbergh School

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3196 / 54°19'10"N

Longitude: -2.5268 / 2°31'36"W

OS Eastings: 365828

OS Northings: 491682

OS Grid: SD658916

Mapcode National: GBR BLSH.RB

Mapcode Global: WH944.5P0D

Plus Code: 9C6V8F9F+R7

Entry Name: School House at Sedbergh School

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484606

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Built-Up Area: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


SD6591 LOFTUS HILL, Sedbergh Town
162-1/20/405 (West side)
14/06/84 School House at Sedbergh School


Boarding house of Sedbergh School. 1878, by Paley & Austin,
apparently enlarged and slightly altered. Coursed sandstone
rubble, slate roof. Irregular H-plan formed by main range on
east-west axis with short projecting east and west wings (the
latter with a gabled cross-wing at its south end) and a tower
at the north-east corner. Subdued Jacobean style.
EXTERIOR: two-and-a-half storeys, a 6-window main range, with
2 buttresses (the second carried up to a chimney), and a
string-course over the ground floor; 9-light
mullion-and-transom windows on both floors of the 1st bay, a
similar window at ground floor of the 2nd bay and a 2-light
mullion window above, cross-windows at ground floor and
2-light windows at 1st floor of the other bays; gabled dormers
in the roof. Both wings are in similar style, but with less
regular fenestration, including multiple-light mullioned
windows in the gables, and have coped gables with kneelers.
The south end of the west return of the west wing achieves a
better stylistic effect, consisting of 3 gabled 2-window bays,
that in the centre having a half-dormer gable and that to the
right breaking forwards as a short wing, with a large canted
bay window to the 1st bay and a very prominent 5-sided bay
window to the 3rd bay, cross-window fenestration throughout
the ground floor, 2-light mullioned windows throughout the 1st
floor, one 4-light mullioned window to the top of each bay,
and gable coping with kneelers; further north the fenestration
is less regular. The tower at the north-east corner is square,
rises one stage above the eaves, has a louvred 1-light belfry
window in each side with a hoodmould, a coped parapet and a
pyramidal roof with a weathervane.
INTERIOR: fireplaces and staircase in corresponding style, and
datestone lettered 1878.

Listing NGR: SD6581691682

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

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