Smithdon School Including Main Block Water Tower Workshops And Kitchens

30 Jun 2001
Smithdon School Including Main Block Water Tower Workshops And Kitchens, Kings Lynn Road, Hunstanton, Kings Lynn And West Norfolk, Norfolk
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HUNSTANTON KINGS LYNN ROAD TF 64 SE 213/1/10001 Smithdon School inc. main block, water tower, workshops and kitchens.


Secondary school. 1950-54. Alison and Peter Smithson.

Painted steel frame with buff sandlime brick infill. Flat roof. Windows originally of steel, without subframes, but now many of these have been changed to timber. 2 storeys, with single storeyed workshops and kitchens to north. Compact, almost symmetrical rectangular plan around two courtyards, with central double-height hall spanning two main ranges.

Classrooms fully glazed, with obscured panels below cill height. Ground floor of lower proportions then upper floor.

Steel framed water tower with steel tanks, between main block and attached kitchen, and brick chimney adjacent. An important building with innovative steelwork designed on the plastic theory.

R. Banham, New Brutalism; T. Dannatt, Modern Architecture in Britain.

Listing NGR: TF6786740573


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