Bloxham School


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Statutory Address:
Bloxham School, High Street


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Statutory Address:
Bloxham School, High Street

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

Cherwell (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 43091 36203


SP4236 8/133 BLOXHAM HIGH STREET (east side) Bloxham School

GV II School. Founded 1854 in farmhouse now forming core of part of present school. G.E Street: 1854 north block; 1864 schoolroom wing; 1869 dining hall; 1871 chapel. Egerton Library 1894.

Early school in farmhouse now incorporated in range of buildings facing south. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Stone ridge stack. L-plan. Two storeys plus attic. Five window range. Entrance to left. To right two two-light casements, two sash windows with keystoned flat arches and a bay window. Five sashes to first floor. Three single and one twin dormer have hipped tiled roofs and two-light casements, dated 1928. Flat bands to both floors.

Wing to left of two storeys plus attic. The north block is the original school building and forms the main frontage to the Banbury Road. It lies on the north side of the grass quad: Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Two stone stacks to right. Three-unit plan. Two storeys plus attic. Gothic revival style.Six window range to ground floor. Doorway to left has pointed, arched head with hood mould and head stops. Two buttresses. Four paired two-light windows to first floor. Three three-light gabled attic dormers. Stone relieving arches.

School room now Crake House: regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Two storeys plus attic. Seven window range to ground floor. Traceried windows to all floors. Three irregularly spaced gable fronted attic dormers have ornamental ridge tiles. Most window dressings of limestone. Two stone end stacks and one lateral stack.

Dining hall: regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Stone end stacks to left and right and lateral to left. Three storeys plus attic. Five window range. Change in style from Gothic revival to square-headed traceried windows with dressings of Bath Stone. Entrance to left. All openings have relieving arches. First floor: 1:3:1; 2 buttresses between stone mullioned and transomed windows which have trefoiled, cusped heads. Second floor: Single- and two-light windows with trefoiled heads.

Attic: three three-light and one two-light stone mullioned window. Ornamental ridge tiles. Chapel: regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Stone copings. Chapel at first floor level with classrooms below. Two storeys. Four bays. Decorated style. Two- and three-light trefoil-headed windows to ground floor. Buttresses. Four two-light windows to chapel. Traceried east window of five lights. Octagonal west turret has gabled lucarnes. Stone copings with kneelers.

Egerton Library: added to right of original farmhouse. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile roof. Library in ground floor, chapel above. Four lancets to ground floor, three to chapel.

Stone copings. Bloxham School belongs to the Society of Woodard Schools. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SP4309136203


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 480
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 57
Smith, B S , A History of Bloxham School, (1978), 6, 8, 10, 35, 54


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

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