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

Map

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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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 221299

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing