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IoE Number: 308397
Location: WROXALL ABBEY SCHOOL MAIN BUILDING, A41 (south west side)
Photographer: Mr David Morphew
Date Photographed: 15 June 2004
Date listed: 16 February 1990
Date of last amendment: 16 February 1990
Grade II

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WROXALLA41SP2270(South-west side)8/131Wroxall Abbey School mainbuildingGVII*

WROXALL A41 SP2270 (South-west side) 8/131 Wroxall Abbey School main building GV II* Country house, now school. Circa 1866 by Walter Scott of Liverpool for James Dugdale. Stone ashlar plinth; red brick with stone dressings and with some grey brick details; complex slate roof; various brick stacks. Complex plan. High Victorian Gothic style. 2 storeys and attic; 10-bay main range. Glazed double-leaf doors to left of centre with 4-centred arched surround and flanking single-lights having quatrefoils to top under common transom windows, some having hood moulds with carved end stops. Staircase window to left of centre is 3-light mullion and transom window with 2 transoms, having cusped lights. Stone oriel window above entrance with richly carved sides. Plate tracery windows to attic, armorial bearings to gable end above entrance. Stone string courses betweed ground and first floors, and between first floor and attic. Left -return: regular fenestration of stone mullion and transom windows, with angled bay window to ground floor left. bay window to ground floor right. Rear: regular fenestration with double oriel to left on Aberdeen granite columns. Interior: open-well main staircase with stained glass window by T. Drury. Many rooms have original Victorian fireplaces. Encaustic tile floor to tall. Painted ceiling to secretary's room at ground floor right of centre. Railway track to basement with turntable. History: built for James Dugdale, a descendant of Sir William Dugdale. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire: 1966, pp484-5) [ 132]

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