NATIONAL SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1205636
Date first listed:
27-Jul-1973
Statutory Address:
NATIONAL SCHOOL, 51, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
NATIONAL SCHOOL, 51, CHURCH STREET

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Tewkesbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Tewkesbury
National Grid Reference:
SO 89039 32498

Details

TEWKESBURY

SO8932 CHURCH STREET 859-1/6/109 (South side) 27/07/73 No.51 National School

GV II

Former school, now offices. Founded 1813, built 1817, enlarged 1842. Limestone ashlar, slate hipped roof behind parapet. Tudor Gothic style. Lofty free-standing rectangular block in 2 storeys, 3x4-windowed, all 2-light stone recessed chamfered-mullion and transom casements to flush surrounds under stopped drip courses. Front to Church Street has centre bay slightly brought forward, with pair of plank doors on 4 sandstone steps in 4-centred arch with stopped drip and decorative spandrels. Above this is raised commemorative panel under stopped drip, inscribed: NATIONAL SCHOOL FOUNDED 1813 ENLARGED 1842. Plinth, enriched coved cornice with florets and 2 gargoyles, blocking course and saddle back parapet. Side to Abbey Churchyard similar, no door; left return, to alley, in rough coursed squared stone, 5 scattered windows without enrichment. Far left is 6-panel flush beaded door to segmental voussoirs, on 1 sandstone step. Back partly concealed by timber-framed 1842 extension has 2 windows visible at first floor. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: the building is in part on the site of the former detached belfry to the Abbey (demolished in 1816) and completed at a cost of »1345.8.3. Bennett (The History of Tewkesbury, 1830) describes it as ".. a very neat and substantial structure ..".

Listing NGR: SO8903932498

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
376689
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bennett, J, The History of Tewkesbury, (1830)

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: 09 Dec 2001
Reference: IOE01/04009/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Brookes. Source Historic England Archive
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