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NATIONAL 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: NATIONAL SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1205636

Location

NATIONAL SCHOOL, 51, CHURCH STREET

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tewkesbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Jul-1973

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 376689

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List entry Description

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History

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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 ยป1345.8.3. Bennett (The History of Tewkesbury, 1830) describes it as ".. a very neat and substantial structure ..".

Listing NGR: SO8903932498

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SO 89039 32498

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