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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.


List entry Number: 1062848



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

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Corby Glen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-May-1956

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Dec-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 194048

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CORBY GLEN BOURNE ROAD SK 9824-9924 (north side)

14/74 Willoughby Memorial Library and Art 6.5.56 Gallery (formerly listed as Old School)


Incorrectly shown on OS map as School. Former school, now Library and Art Gallery. Founded 1669, constructed 1673, extended 1691, with minor C18 alterations, restored in 1965. Ashlar and squared limestone rubble. Steeply pitched sprocketed hipped Collyweston slate roof with lead dressings and finials. Central 4 shafted ashlar ridge stack with moulded base and cornices. Rectangular schoolroom with later master's house to rear right. Single storey with attics and basement, 5 bay front. Rusticated quoins, chamfered plinth, pulvinated frieze, moulded eaves. On the frieze the inscription "CAROLUS READ GENEROSUS HANC SCHOLAM DIS... GNATAM FUNAVIT ANNO DOMINI 1673" Projecting 2 storey pedimented porch dated 1691 and inscribed with Robert Kirke and Hugh Wade, Wardens. First floor band, pulvinated frieze. Central panelled double doors in eared surround and keyblock, with pulvinated frieze supporting a broken triangular pediment containing a shield of arms. To first floor, lighting the parvise, a keyed oculus and in the pediment a circular window. To the right hand side at basement level is a single 3 light mullioned window. The porch is flanked by pairs of cross mullioned leaded casements with moulded architraves. The 2 light leaded casement dormers have hipped roofs and lead cheeks. The rear has a coved cornice and doorway with plain chamfered surround and cornice, inscribed on the lintel "Incredere ut proficias". To right are 2 cross mullioned windows and to left a C18 glazing bar sash in plain ashlar surround with raised keyblock. The added rear wing is of coursed square rubble with ashlar quoins, Collyweston slate roof, raised stone coped gable and axial ashlar stack. The interior retains a half glazed doorway to the original school room with pulvinated frieze and cornice in moulded architrave. The girders are moulded with large shield plaque stops. The cellar has a large fireplace with chamfered arched head and deeply chamfered beams. On the first floor the octagonal ashlar stack has 2 chamfered and stopped fireplace surrounds. The schoolmaster's accommodation has a spiral staircase and simply chamfered beams. Charles Read of Folkingham left a sum of money for the establishment of free grammar schools at Corby and Tuxford in Nottinghamshire. Restored in 1965 by the Earl of Ancater and turned into a Library and Art Gallery as a memorial to his only son, Timothy, who was drowned at sea. Source: Steel, 1979.

Listing NGR: SK9997524876

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National Grid Reference: SK 99975 24876


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