England's Schools

    SubTitle

    History, architecture and adaptation
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 Jan 2010

        Summary

        Raises awareness of the wide range of school buildings built in England from the Reformation to the Millennium. Summarises the development of schools and looks at the adaptation of older schools to modern needs and new uses for schools around the country
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        Main Summary

          For most of us, school was our first detailed experience of a building outside the homes of our parents, friends and relations.  Many people react emotionally when their old school, charged with so many memories, is closed or demolished.  Not all school buildings are worthy of designation, but many are major local landmarks and demonstrate an important part of our society’s evolution.

          This book aims to raise awareness of the wide range of school buildings built in England from the Reformation to the Millennium, and discusses which buildings may be worthy of greater appreciation and preservation.  It summarises the development of schools and analyses how social attitudes have been expressed in their architecture and planning.

          Finally, it looks at the adaptation of older schools to modern needs and new uses for schools around the country, drawing on examples of best practice from Historic Building Inspectors and Advisers.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Elain Harwood

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          170

          Number of Pages

          108

          ISBN

          9781848020313

          Contents

            Acknowledgements
            Foreword
            1. Introduction
            2. The earliest surviving schools
            3. When money wins: the growth of public and charitable schools, 1800-1870
            4. The school boards, 1870-1902
            5. Local authorities take command, 1902-1918
            6. A missed opportunity: inter-war schools, 1914-1940
            7. Education for all, 1945-1985
            8. Guidance for selection for listing
            9. Conclusions: new uses for old schools
            Notes
            Further reading

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