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Former Bluecoat School

A Grade II Listed Building in Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.2337 / 53°14'1"N

Longitude: -0.538 / 0°32'16"W

OS Eastings: 497684

OS Northings: 371734

OS Grid: SK976717

Mapcode National: GBR FMQ.8TP

Mapcode Global: WHGHZ.QZ1C

Entry Name: Former Bluecoat School

Listing Date: 1 September 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388498

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485943

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2

County: Lincolnshire

District: Lincoln

Town: Lincoln

Electoral Ward/Division: Minster

Built-Up Area: Lincoln

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Lincoln, St Mary Magdalene with St Paul in the Bail and St Michael on the Mount

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text


1941-1/9/74 (North side)
01/09/68 Former Bluecoat School


Formerly known as: Leeke School CHRIST HOSPITAL TERRACE.
Also known as: Lincolnshire College of Art and Design CHRIST
Former Bluecoat school, later Lincolnshire College of Art &
Design, now part of DeMontfort University. 1784. By William
Lumby. East wing c1790. Mid C19 additions. Converted c1975.
Brick with stone dressings and slate roof with 2 brick stacks.
EXTERIOR: string course, eaves cornice, coped brick parapet.
South side has to left a symmetrical block, 3 storeys, 5 bays,
with square ground floor windows set in a blind arcade with
round arched stone heads. Central Doric doorcase with
pediment, 6-panel door and overlight, flanked by 2 glazing bar
sashes. Above, on each floor, 6 similar sashes, that above the
door with moulded surround and cornice. To right, a recessed
single bay with a glazing bar sash set in a former doorway,
with a bronze plaque in the tympanum inscribed "Founded by
Richard Smith MD June 1st 1612". Above, a sash on each floor.
Higher east wing has 2 glazing bar sashes and a door c1900.
Above, a central Venetian window with keystone. Above again, a
glazing bar fixed light with moulded surround.
To right again, a C19 addition, 2 storeys.
INTERIOR has a C19 cantilevered stone staircase with cast-iron
The Bluecoat School was a charity school for boys, and closed
in 1883.
(Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire:
London: 1989-: 519; Curl JS: The Victorian Facade (W Watkins &
Son, Architects, Lincoln): Lincoln: 1990-: 41-42).

Listing NGR: SK9768471734

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