ESSENDON SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251127
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
ESSENDON SCHOOL, SCHOOL LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
ESSENDON SCHOOL, SCHOOL LANE

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
Welwyn Hatfield (District Authority)
Parish:
Essendon
National Grid Reference:
TL 27766 08622

Details

The following building shall be added to the list:-



SCHOOL LANE

ESSENDON

TL 20 NE

77/9/10002 Essendon School II

Primary school. 1947. Hertfordshire County Council. Steel frame with horizontal precast concrete panels on Hills 8' 3" system as reformed by Hertfordshire County Council. Low pitched roof to hall; flat roofs to classrooms. Tall hall block, with a pair of lower single storey junior classrooms attached and, stepped back and separated by lower entrance link, the infants' classroom block. All arranged along a slight ridge with classrooms overlooking valley. Hall mostly solid walled, with inset 5-bay strip of tall windows at first floor level; brick podium, recessed behind steel columns. Prominent circular concrete chimney to end. Classrooms almost fully glazed to view with three bays of glazing per classroom. Metal window frames. Overhanging eaves "cornice". The first school built on the Hills 8' 3" system as reformed by Hertfordshire.

A. Saint Towards a Social Architecture.

Listing NGR: TL2776608622

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
433750
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Saint, A, Towards a Social Architecture: The Role of School-Building in Post-War England, (1987)

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: 05 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/05192/11
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