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Listed Building: THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL (1334830)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 1194, 2, 96
Date assigned Tuesday, September 2, 1952
Date last amended


School. c1720, endowed by Elizabeth Grey of Risley Hall in her will of 1720. Red brick, on sandstone ashlar plinth with chamfered copings, and sandstone dressings. Steeply pitched plain tile roof, slightly bell canted to eaves, with rounded stone copings and plain brick kneelers to gables, plus stepped and dentilled brick cornice. Single storey plus garret and four bays. Main elevation has steps up to a central doorcase which has a wide, raised, plain stone surround with a chamfered inner edge and below, double panelled doors. The doorcase is set in a tall flat headed recess of similar width to the doorcase and similar height to the very tall windows on either side. There are two very tall 2-light windows to either side, each almost the full height of the building with timber mullions and double transoms, under wedge stone lintels. Fenestration is C20 leaded lights either fixed or casements. West and east gable walls have similar central windows with a dentilled band at eaves level and 2-light garret windows with dentilled dripmoulds, western garret window has its original brick mullion. C20 lean-to to rear. Interior has no original features. This building forms a pair to the Latin College which stands the other side of the School House. The Derbyshire Victoria County History states that this school was built in 1758 but the building appears on a map of 1722 which is housed in Derbyshire County Record Office. Listing NGR: SK4618935707

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Grid reference SK 46194 35705 (point)
Map sheet SK43NE

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Apr 21 2011 11:55AM

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