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.

March 1993. Listed, Grade II*.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"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."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Gymnasium NHER 44242 Listed separately as Grade II*.
NB Listed as Hunstanton but really in Old Hunstanton.
Press cuttings (S2) to (S5) and architectural plans (S6) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 30 April 1993. Amended by P. Beers (HES), 03 April 2020.

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---Unpublished Document: NPS Property Consultants. 2003.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.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF3897.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077909.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. School gets listed status. 2 April.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1993-1994. [Articles on the listing of Smithdon High School].
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2002. A modernist marvel. 4 January.
<S6>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

Related records

44242Parent of: Gymnasium at Smithdon School (Building)

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