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© Ms Geraldine Bunn LRPS

IoE Number: 266245
Photographer: Ms Geraldine Bunn LRPS
Date Photographed: 28 January 2002
Date listed: 22 July 1949
Date of last amendment: 16 February 1983
Grade I

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5363MARKET PLACE(South-east side)GVST 7748 SE 5/322.7.49The Blue House(formerly listed as

1. 5363 MARKET PLACE (South-east side) GV ST 7748 SE 5/3 22.7.49 The Blue House (formerly listed as The Bluecoat School and Almshouses) 2. 1726. Built as a Bluecoat School with flanking almshouses (see statues of "Nancy Guy" and "Billy Ball" on facade). Central 2½ storey block with hipped roof and flanking 3½ storey blocks. Central break in ashlar with plinth, chamfered quoins and coved moulded cornice; large panelled doors with architrave and brackets to pediment broken to accommodate repaired statue of Bluecoat Boy ("Billy Ball"). 2 ranges of large round headed windows in architraves. Niche over door contains statue of old parishoner ("Nancy Guy") possibly a replica. 2 segmental headed dormers; central clock turret with arcade, pilasters and bell shaped lead roof. Each wing is of 3 bays with paired windows; coursed rubble with ashlar eaves and cornice, quoins, bands over floors, and plain architraves. Large chimney breaks forward in each wing. 2 gabled dormers to each wing. Rear: chimneys stunted and windows of centre altered to 3 light flat mullion types, flanking central stack. Interior: Original plain stairs to each wing with heavy hand rail and turned balusters Flanking front door, are 2 recently 'cleaned' statues of Charity Girls (circa 1803) from the demolished Keyford Asylum.

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