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SMITHDON SCHOOL INCLUDING MAIN BLOCK WATER TOWER WORKSHOPS AND KITCHENS

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: SMITHDON SCHOOL INCLUDING MAIN BLOCK WATER TOWER WORKSHOPS AND KITCHENS

List entry Number: 1077909

Location

SMITHDON SCHOOL INCLUDING MAIN BLOCK WATER TOWER WORKSHOPS AND KITCHENS, KINGS LYNN ROAD

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

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hunstanton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1993

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 221299

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Details

HUNSTANTON KINGS LYNN ROAD TF 64 SE 213/1/10001 Smithdon School inc. main block, water tower, workshops and kitchens.

II*

Secondary school. 1950-54. Alison and Peter Smithson. Painted steel frame with buff sandlime brick infill. Flat roof. Windows originally of steel, without subframes, but now many of these have been changed to timber. 2 storeys, with single storeyed workshops and kitchens to north. Compact, almost symmetrical rectangular plan around two courtyards, with central double-height hall spanning two main ranges. Classrooms fully glazed, with obscured panels below cill height. Ground floor of lower proportions then upper floor. Steel framed water tower with steel tanks, between main block and attached kitchen, and brick chimney adjacent. An important building with innovative steelwork designed on the plastic theory.

R. Banham, New Brutalism; T. Dannatt, Modern Architecture in Britain.

Listing NGR: TF6786740573

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National Grid Reference: TF 67867 40573

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