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MAIN BLOCK AT WOODLANDS SCHOOL INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION AND MAIN ENTRANCE, MAIN AND SMALL HALL, GYM AND LIBRARY

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: MAIN BLOCK AT WOODLANDS SCHOOL INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION AND MAIN ENTRANCE, MAIN AND SMALL HALL, GYM AND LIBRARY

List entry Number: 1076585

Location

MAIN BLOCK AT WOODLANDS SCHOOL INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION AND MAIN ENTRANCE, MAIN AND SMALL HALL, GYM AND LIBRARY, BROAD LANE

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

County:

District: Coventry

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1993

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 218631

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

COVENTRY BROAD LANE WEST MIDLANDS COVENTRY C.B. Main Block at Woodlands School SP 27NE inc. Admin and 833/21/10002 Main Entrance, Main and Small Hall, Gym and Library

GV II

School building. 1952-57. Designed by the City Architects Department with the Ministry of Education Development Group. Built using Hills 3'4" system, comprising a steel frame with precast concrete panels. Flat roof; prominent roof slab. Irregular block of one and two storeys. Much glazing, in horizontal bands. Painted metal framed windows; plate glass. To wall of Main Hall coloured concrete slabs form simple pattern.

An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Workshop and science block, Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium block, block of two further gymnasia, three further Teaching blocks and five House blocks and cycle store to the east (qv).

Woodlands School was an experimental design project, and an early purpose-built comprehensive school.

A. Saint, Towards a Social Architecture. N. Pevsner and A. Wedgwood, BoE: Warwickshire

Listing NGR: SP2781679388

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966)
Saint, A, Towards a Social Architecture: The Role of School-Building in Post-War, (1987)

National Grid Reference: SP 27816 79388

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