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THE NORTH BLOCK AT SHERBORNE SCHOOL

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: THE NORTH BLOCK AT SHERBORNE SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1110790

Location

THE NORTH BLOCK AT SHERBORNE SCHOOL, ABBEY ROAD

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sherborne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Oct-1973

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 103832

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History

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Details

ABBEY ROAD 1. 1625 (South East Side) The North Block at Sherborne School ST 6316 1/280 II GV 2. Architect, Reginald Blomfield. West end, 1913; remainder, 1923. East-west wing of 2 storeys; entrance tower of 3 storeys. At west end, on South face, very wide gabled bay projects slightly forward; 6-light transomed windows with dripmoulds to first and ground floors; ramped coping to gable end; urn and ball finials. In recession to east, 3-light window above and below, lower window above a four-centred headed doorway with shallow carved spandrels. Date plaque "1913". To east again, 2 window bays, transomed and mullioned windows, with upper windows rising into roof space with gables over. To east again, probably in new block, 2 further window bays with transomed and mullioned windows. At east end, entrance tower of 3 storeys 3 windows bays with passage through on ground floor. Wider centre bay has panelled embatted parapet and projects slightly forward from east bay which also projects. Left hand bay has 3-light transomed window on second floor, and a 3-light window to first floor. Date stone "1923" between first and ground floors; 3-light window with 3-centred heads immediately above a doorway to ground floor. Centre first and second floor windows set within a single bolection moulded frame with stone panelling between the floors. East bay has single-light transomed window on 2nd and first floors and, below, a 2-light cusped headed window above a doorway. In north side of entrance tower, Western bay is of 2 toreys only and in only slight recession, with a tall staircase window of 2-lights, 3-tiers. To centre bay, painted Royal Coat of Arms. To west of Tower, North face of 4 bays with similar articulation to south face. To west again, a 2-light 3-tier window with 3-centred head to uppermost lights; at west end, wide gabled bay with 6-light, 2-tier window.

The following buildings of Sherborne School surround the greens immediately to the north of the Abbey Church of St Mary and form a group with themselves and with the Abbey Church of St Mary.

Listing NGR: ST6373316544

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National Grid Reference: ST 63743 16584

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