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Latitude: 51.8901 / 51°53'24"N
Longitude: -2.0595 / 2°3'34"W
OS Eastings: 396000
OS Northings: 221284
OS Grid: SO960212
Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.G3P
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.8R2F
Entry Name: Holy Apostles Old School
Listing Date: 18 February 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386622
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474018
Location: Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52
Civil Parish: Charlton Kings
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Charlton Kings Holy Apostles
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9521SE LONDON ROAD
630-1/28/76 (South West side)
Holy Apostles Old School
School. 1872-73, with mid C20 additions and alterations
including entrance range to east. Architect, John Middleton.
Gothic Revival, Early Decorated style. Rough-faced coursed
limestone with grey and green stone dressings and double-pitch
tiled roof. Double pile plan.
EXTERIOR: single tall storey, 4 bays with apse. Offset
buttresses. Entrance in C20 range to east end; above are
3-light windows with Geometric-type tracery to head in
pointed-arched, hollow-moulded surrounds and alternately
coloured voussoirs to head, to each gable and with quatrefoils
above. Stone copings to gables.
Sides, alike: four 3-cusped-light straight-headed windows with
hollow-moulded mullions in double-chamfered surrounds. Apse
has 2-light windows with Geometric-type tracery to heads in
pointed surrounds with alternately coloured voussoirs to head,
a gable to each facet of the apse; blocked doorway. 2 roof
dormers to each side with 3-light casements, between cusped
triangular vents. Bell turret to west. Cylindrical chimney to
east. Decorative ridge tiles.
INTERIOR: rich polychroming on timber work; 4 braced collar
trusses in each isle, complex roof structure in 'apse', and on
panelled frieze below wall plate.
HISTORICAL NOTE: built to complement Middleton's Church of the
Holy Apostles (qv), the drinking fountain, London Road (qv)
forms part of the group. John Middleton was responsible for
designing several of the churches in Cheltenham, including
Church of All Saints, All Saints' Road; Church of St Mark,
Church Road; Church of St Philip and St James, Gratton Road;
Church of St Stephen, St Stephen's Road (qqv).
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 120; Paget M (ed), Charlton
Kings Local History Society: A History of Charlton Kings:
Gloucester: 1988-: 162-4).
Listing NGR: SO9599621288
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