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England's Schools
History, Architecture and Adaptation

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ISBN
9781848020313
Author
Elain Harwood
Published by
English Heritage
Publication Date
January 2010
Format
Paperback
Extent
80 pages, 90 illustrations
Dimensions
210 mm x 210 mm
Series
Informed Conservation

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.

Elain Harwood is a historian with English Heritage, specialising in architecture of the twentieth century. She is also a Trustee of the Twentieth Century Society, and co-editor of its journals, including titles on the Festival of Britain and the 1960s 


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