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West Sussex
Chichester (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 86343 05690


1. 972 COLLEGE LANE (East Side) ------------- Bishop Otter Memorial College SU 8605 12/489


2. 1849-50. J Butler, architect. Built as a Church of England training college for male teachers. Building therefore shows collegiate and monastic influences. Stone coursed. Slate roofs. Some French Medieval influence. South front has cloister walk on ground floor; 9 bays. Wide unglazed openings in each bay with tracery. Single light windows above these with windows of 2 lights, at ends. In centre, on slate roof, octagonal bell-cote with weathervane. In central bay on 1st floor 4 light oriel window with cartouche (bearing arms) and foliated design, below. Below this, steps lead up to 4-centred doorway in square frame with telling inscribed plaque over. Stringcourses above ground and 1st floors; parapet. To the west of these, 9 bays, and project- ing slightly forward, 1 very wide bay with gable above 1st floor, and further west again, a bay with large projecting chimney. At east end, a north-south wing of 5 bays with gables over 3 lst floor windows (cloister walk continues in this wing, although windows are glazed) 5th bay from north is very large as it comprises western end of the Chapel (now no longer a chapel but used as a library) which runs eastwards from here. South front of Chapel has 6 bays, and in 2 of them, windows with curvilinear tracery. West front again of 2 storeys (with attic.) 6 bays. Stone coursed. Parapet. Slate gabled roof with parapet rising up sides of roof. Southernmost 3 bays with much higher frontage. In southernmost bay windows of 2 and 3 lights on 1st and ground floors respectively; with cusped heads in square frames with grooved spandrels and dripstones over. (Each light comprising 1 sash window). Pointed gable (with 1 attic window) above 1st storey. 1 2 light window in 2nd bay of similar design. Below this, steps lead up to 4 centred arched doorway set in square frame with moulded jambs. 3rd bay from south has 3 sided canted bay projecting through both storeys: 5 lights in each storey of a design similar to those further south. Stringcourse above 1st floor windows and parapet. Northernmost part of 3 window bays has much lower frontage. Windows of 2 light (3 lights in 4th bay from south) with pointed heads set in square frames with grooved spandrels and dripstones over. East-west wing with lower frontage and higher tiled roof projects forward at northern end: 1 window bay in western end (3 in depth). An east-west wing runs behind west front so that there is an internal courtyard, between south, west and north wings.

Listing NGR: SU8634305690


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 27 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/08704/15
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