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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.

Name: QUEEN'S SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1229902

Location

QUEEN'S SCHOOL, 15, SOUTH BRINK

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

County District District Type Parish
CambridgeshireFenlandDistrict AuthorityWisbech

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48457

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History

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Details

WISBECH SOUTH BRINK TF 4509 5/248 No, 15 (Queen's School) GV II*

Fine house built in mid C18 with early C19 rebuilt facade to street. Local brown brick with gauged red brick dressings to original building and C19 yellow gault brick with stone dressings. Hipped slate roofs with end stacks and wooden, octagonal domed cupola with iron railings. Three storeys and basement with square plan and wing to east. Five bays to street facade. Coped parapet and pediment; stone bands between floors. Five, second floor recessed two-paned hung sash windows in cambered gauged brick arches. Five similar, but larger first floor, and four ground floor windows. Doric, pedimented stone doorcase with eight-panelled door and rectangular fanlight. Garden facade has recessed giant pilasters at quoins of gauged red brick arches with stone bands. Stone bands between floors, plinth and window arches. Twelve-pane hung sash windows and late C18 wooden doorcase with panelled door. Interior includes fine late C18 Adam style room with plastered ceiling, cornice, and chimney piece with three painted miniature insets. Dentil enriched cornices at most floors and original doors. Open-string staircase late C18 of six flights with raking mahogany handrail. Iron railings to street, shaped in plan, with two double gates. School buildings to right hand, red brick with red tiled roof. Built c.1897 by W.M. Fawcett. Five 'bayed' single storeyed main range divided by brick pilasters with stone transomed and mullioned three-light windows, two storey cross-wing with stepped gable. One stack. Tall louvred, polygonal lantern with lead cap and iron finial. Extension to west early C20. Pevsner, Buildings in England, p.502.

Listing NGR: TF4586509564

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 502

National Grid Reference: TF 45865 09564

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