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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: 1380951



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


District: The City of Brighton and Hove

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Aug-1999

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 481275

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TQ3005NE STANFORD ROAD 577-1/20/869 (West side) Stanford County Junior School including walls, gate piers & railings


Board school. 1893. Attributed to Thomas Simpson, and possibly designed by his son, John W Simpson. Brown and red brick set in English bond, with dressings of red brick, stone and render, roof of tiles; the walls are generally of brown brick, with quoins, dressings to openings of red brick, and bands of red brick and stone, but the upper parts of the walls and gables are in places entirely of red brick. EXTERIOR: the former Junior school of 2 and 3 storeys, the former Infants of one. Seen from Stanford Road, the school is set out in 4 parts. There is a 3- storey entrance tower to the former junior block, with linked cloakroom range: elliptical-arched entrance with voussoirs of stone and gauged red brick under a corbelled, open and broken pediment; the window immediately above flat-arched with an eared architrave and cornice; then 2 flat-arched windows; then a flat-arched window with pilasters and segmental cornice; corbelled offset, and then a clock and lantern stage, the clock set in an aedicule with a scrolled pediment, forming part of a balustraded parapet enclosing an octagonal timber lantern with ogee lead roof; the cloakroom range has flat- and segmental-arched windows of red and gauged red brick. Immediately south of the tower and set slightly back from it is a 5-window range which includes halls on the Stanford Road side: round-arched windows to basement, then the first of a series of offsets from which buttress-like strips run up between the windows, which are segmental-arched to the ground floor with archivolts interrupted by the strips; second offset, above which the strip is decoratively gabled; first-floor windows flat-arched with stone lintels and third offset immediately above; between these windows the strips have concave chamfers and bands of red brick and stone, terminating in a stone moulding; embattled parapet with stone coping. Left-hand return has round-arched window to first-floor hall, and a bell in the apex of the gable, with wrought-iron bracket under a gabled wooden belfry. North of the clock tower is a projecting gabled wing with segmental-arched windows to basement and ground floor, and flat-arched above. These windows follow the pattern common to classroom windows in the junior block, of 3 windows to each classroom, the central one broader; and on the first floor the central window is also higher, running up into the gable. Here the first-floor windows have brick aprons and stone lintels with floating cornices; scrolled and stepped gable with stone bands, and louvres flanked by tiny pilasters; one corniced stack to rear. Right-hand return has segmental-arched 'classroom' windows, and stone bands and pilastered louvres to the gables. At the south end is the former Infants block, with a low range linking it to the Junior block; the south front consists of 2 flat-arched windows under semicircular gables with stone banding and pilastered louvres, and a louvred lantern, now incomplete, to hall; south of that is a gabled range with a third flat-arched window, slightly set back. The rear elevations to the Junior block have 3 sets of 'classroom' windows to each floor under identical gables, the faces of the gables rendered, with louvres framed by pilasters and cornices; entrance under hipped roof towards the north end, which has a full dormer to the first floor, detailed like its neighbour gables. 2-storey late C20 extension between the Junior and Infant blocks. The rear of the Infants block has 'classroom' windows with 4 gables over, the 2 to the right shouldered; the 3 gables not blocked by the extension altered in cement where they join the eaves. INTERIOR: the interior retains its original plan and detailed features to a remarkable extent, the principal change being the blocking of fireplaces and ventilation ducts. In the Junior block there are halls on both floors to the east with panelled dado and, on the first floor, trussed roof (apparently of iron); there are classrooms flanking the halls, and in the cross range at the north end; they have tiled dados and trussed timber roofs on the first floor (though those at the north end now have suspended ceilings on the first floor); original tiled dados to passages, architraves, overlights and panelled doors survive throughout the building. The Infants block has a hall to the east, now divided, and 3 classrooms to the west and one to the south with tiled dados and trussed roofs. In Stanford Road, square corniced gate piers of red brick, recently refurbished; dwarf brick wall with stone coping; cast-iron railings with spearhead finials and bracketed triple urn standards; 3 surviving gates, one inscribed 'INFANTS' and another 'BOYS'. Walls with brick plinth, piers and coping, and panels of flint extend round the edges of the playground, and across the playground where it changes level to the north of the school.

Listing NGR: TQ3053805661

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30538 05661


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