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Clarence Street School

A Grade II Listed Building in Eastcott, Swindon

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Latitude: 51.5596 / 51°33'34"N

Longitude: -1.7796 / 1°46'46"W

OS Eastings: 415378

OS Northings: 184547

OS Grid: SU153845

Mapcode National: GBR YRJ.HM

Mapcode Global: VHB3M.32K7

Plus Code: 9C3WH65C+R5

Entry Name: Clarence Street School

Listing Date: 4 December 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488288

ID on this website: 101389600

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1

County: Swindon

Electoral Ward/Division: Eastcott

Parish: Central Swindon South

Built-Up Area: Swindon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Swindon New Town

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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1097/0/10025 CLARENCE STREET
04-DEC-01 Clarence Street School


Board school; in use as council offices. 1895; for Swindon School Board; altered late C20. Red brick with stone dressings. Plain tile roof with elaborate gables. Brick axial and gable end stacks with stone strings and cornices.
PLAN: Large rectangular plan building with projecting corners, small entrances on the north and south sides and first floor classrooms open to the roof.
Dutch Renaissance style.
EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys. 2:12:2 bay west front, the projecting end bays and the centre three bays have elaborate Dutch gables, the centre with moulded terracotta panel with date 1895 inscribed frieze and carved head in medallion below, the three bays to left and right of centre half-hipped, ground floor tall segmental arch windows with keystones and panelled aprons, the outer bays with hood moulds; moulded stone string courses; tall round-arch second floor windows with keystones, moulded cill courses and panelled aprons; large sashes with glazing bars in top sash and fanlights over centre windows. North and south sides, central recessed gables with similar tall sashes and projecting flanking wings with stone portals on north side and moulded brick portals on south side. East elevation similar to west but with plainer gables.
INTERIOR: First floor classrooms open to elaborate roof trusses; some classrooms have inserted suspended ceilings and partitions.

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