Nos 16 and 17 Incorporating The Former National Schools, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 (Grade II)

Nos 16 and 17 Incorporating The Former National Schools is a grade two (II) listed building in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14. It was first listed in 1976.

About Nos 16 and 17 Incorporating The Former National Schools

CHURCH STREET 1. 5411 (North Side) Nos 16 and 17 incorporating the former National Schools. ST 8558 5/178 II GV

Dated 1842. Manners (of Bath) architect. Symmetrical (although the left hand block may have been an after thought). Elizabethan design with projecting central gable and 2 projecting subsiduary gables. Dressed stone front. 2 1/2 storeys. The central gable has a 2 storey square 7 light mullion and transom bay with Tudor rose cornice and blocking course, and having a scroll inscribed “National A.D. MDCCCXLII Schools” between 1st and 2nd floors. Each gable has 2 steps at each side, lower step a kneeler. 2 light attic window to main gable with drip mould and worn corbel above formerly supporting statue. Flanking wings have central gabled breaks with apex finials and 2 light mullion windows; single light windows in attic, mullion and transom windows to ground floor. Flanking single light windows. All windows have drip moulds. Doorways flank main central break. Tudor arches over, also with drip moulds. To left scrolled inscription “Boys’ School” and to right “…Girls’ School”, both in Gothic lettering. Slate roofs with gable ends chimneys, 3 octagonal stacks on left hand. Long cross-ridged extension at rear. The former open balustraded street-wall with arcaded balustrade and weathered coping only remains in front of No 16, and 2 piers of gate piers with weathered set off capping.

Nos 16 to 19 (consec), incorporating the former National Schools form a group with Nos 1 to 4 (consec) Union Street Almshouses, Street Wall fronting Almshouses, No 9 and St James’s Hall, Union Street.

Where is Nos 16 and 17 Incorporating The Former National Schools?

Nos 16 and 17 Incorporating The Former National Schools is located on 16 and 17, Church Street, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceST 85685 58106
Easting, Northing385684.736, 158106.29784
Latitude, Longitude51.321878, -2.206814
Grade listingII (two)
English Heritage List Entry Number1021540
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