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PORNY SCHOOL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PORNY SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1031548

Location

PORNY SCHOOL, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Windsor and Maidenhead

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Eton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1997

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 468987

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History

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Details

SU 9677 NE ETON HIGH STREET

851/1/10003 Porny School

GV II

School and master's house. 1863-73, to the designs of G.E. Street. Polychrome red and blue brick with stone dressings. Banded slate roofs with pierced clay ridge tiles and stone coped gable ends. Brick gable-end and axial stacks with set-offs, each with pair of short stone circular shafts. High Victorian Gothic style. PLAN: Master's house in range at front with archway at right [S] end through to schoolrooms adjoining at rear [E]; the original schoolroom was extended in 1873 by addition of a large 2-storey range. EXTERIOR: 2 storey 5-bay front range in polychrome red brick with blue brick diaper patterns, bands and relieving arches to 3-light stone mullion ground floor windows with sashes; to right a cusped segmental stone arch and shallow wooden oriel on brachets over 2-light wooden window with glazing bars; weathered brick plinth and string at first floor window cill level, 3-light first floor casements; the string continues around left [N] gable end where it is raised at centre; short wing added at rear with twin half-hipped roofs. Red brick schoolrooms at rear with slate gable-ended roofs, the first single storey, the second a tall 2-storey range with lancets and rose windows in the gable ends; and another single-storey range at right angles to the east. INTERIOR: Schoolrooms ceiled. NOTE: This school replaced the Porny School of 1813 [listed No.29 High St], which was founded by a Frenchman called Porny. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.139.



Listing NGR: SU9668077654

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 139

National Grid Reference: SU 96680 77654

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