SMITHDON SCHOOL INCLUDING MAIN BLOCK WATER TOWER WORKSHOPS AND KITCHENS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1077909
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
SMITHDON SCHOOL INCLUDING MAIN BLOCK WATER TOWER WORKSHOPS AND KITCHENS, KINGS LYNN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SMITHDON SCHOOL INCLUDING MAIN BLOCK WATER TOWER WORKSHOPS AND KITCHENS, KINGS LYNN ROAD

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
Parish:
Hunstanton
National Grid Reference:
TF 67867 40573

Details

HUNSTANTON KINGS LYNN ROAD TF 64 SE 213/1/10001 Smithdon School inc. main block, water tower, workshops and kitchens.

II*

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
221299
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/07473/16
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