Record Details

NHER Number:29696
Type of record:Building
Name:Smithdon High School, King's Lynn Road


A 1954 secondary school by Alison and Peter Smithson. Built of steel and glass panels around two courtyards, it is a pioneering design of international importance.

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Grid Reference:TF 6786 4057
Map Sheet:TF64SE

Full description

1954 by Alison and Peter Smithson; steel and glass panels around two courtyards. Pioneering design of world importance. Listed grade II* 1993 (S1).
Gymnasium listed separately as grade II* also.
See listing (S1) for full description.
NB Listed as Hunstanton but really in Old Hunstanton.
Press cuttings (S2) to (S6) and architectural plans (S7) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 30 April 1993.

See NHER 1276 for a Roman coin possibly from this site.

Monument Types

  • SCHOOL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: NPS Property Consultants. 2003. The Smithdon High School, Hunstanton, Conservation Plan.. September. CD9044.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. School gets listed status. 2 April.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1993. 'Glasshouse' gets listed. 6 April.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1994. Like it or not, the 'Glasshouse' school is part of our heritage - and that's official!. 16 July.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2002. A Modernist Marvel. 4 January.
<S7>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..

Related records

44242Parent of: Gymnasium at Smithdon School (Building)

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