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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.


List entry Number: 1361201



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Jul-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 189622

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CHURCH SQUARE 1. 5303 Old Grammar School SP 7387 1/2 25.7.52. GV

2. 1614. Restored timber framed building with open ground floor formerly used for market functions and with former schoolroom above. Substantial framing, built on a timber arcade of 3 and 2 bays with 10 octagonal posts on stone plinths with curved braces and dragon beams above. 1st floor has plastered infilling with pargetting of 1868 restoration. Oversailing central gables. Roof turret originally of 1697 with bell of the same date replaced in 1868 when rear staircase wing was also added. Quotation from Eph. II painted round whole building on bressumers with record of foundation and endowment by Robert Smythe in 1614.AM. Refs.Seaborne. VCH.

Listing NGR: SP7336587259

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Leicester, (1907)
Seaborne, M, The English School: Its Architecture and Organization 1370-1870, (1971), 35 38

National Grid Reference: SP 73365 87259


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