SCHOLA EUROPAEA

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1194452
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
SCHOLA EUROPAEA, ABINGDON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SCHOLA EUROPAEA, ABINGDON ROAD

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Culham
National Grid Reference:
SU 51465 95454

Details

CULHAM ABINGDON ROAD SU59NW (North side) 2/31 Schola Europaea

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Teachers' Training College, now multi-lingual school. c.1852 by Joseph Clarke, with C20 additions and alterations. Squared coursed stone; old plain-tile complex roof; various stone lateral and ridge stacks. Lead and copper lantern on ridge to left of centre. U-shaped courtyard plan with attached chapel; later additions closing courtyard. High Victorian Gothic style. 2 storeys and attic; 24-window range. Glazed C20 double doors to 2-centre arched doorway to right of centre. Complex fenestration: mostly stone mullion and transom windows to ground floor; trefoil lancets to first floor; gabled dormers to roof. Chapel attached by covered cloister to right: 4 bays with extension and internal re-arrangement c.1960 by Seely and Paget. Early English style. Plate tracery windows. Interior: several stone dog-leg staircases with wrought iron balusters and moulded wood handrails. Some C19 fireplaces. C20 extensions and additions to rear are not of special architectural interest. History: founded as the Diocesan Training college for Schoolmasters. Foundation stone laid on the 28th October 1851 by Bishop Wilberforce. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.566; V.C.H.: 0xfordshire, Vol.7, 1962; p.38-9).

Listing NGR: SU5146595454

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
248816
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 566
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1962), 38-9

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: 31 Mar 2005
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