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Demolition of the
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The Demolition of The
Macaskie Block, 1964
The Macaskie classroom
block was the first of the former ISC buildings to be demolished
in 1964 to make way for Goslar Way, linking with the Relief Road
to Slough and the M4. In the view below, the chapel is still
standing to the left, and the Horse Hall to the right, but only
the northern end wall of the classroom block remains. This view,
from Kipling Building, is almost exactly down its length as it
was built at right angles to King Edward Horse Hall. The story
goes that the classroom block, as befits a public school, had
been built to last hundreds of years so it took rather longer
than expected to demolish it!
The last stages
of the demolition of the Macaskie classroom block as Goslar Way
shortly before the construction of Goslar Way.
Note the banking along the line the rifle range to the right,
with the roof of a firing area under the trees
Even the lawn has
been ploughed by this time.
Goslar Way pushes
through by Kipling Building. The firing range has now been levelled.
Later Demolitions of the
to the south of Kipling Building
We do not have a precise date for the demolition
of the buildings below, but believe it to be in the early 1970s.
The view south-east from Kipling
Building across the lawns towards
Alma Road, the Goodhart Gates, Alexander House, School Room and
The view from the current entrance
(as of 2002) looking south
The School Room and Gym is to the right of this view.
The area around the School Room
The remains of the Goodhart Gates
with the School Room beyond.
The original wooden gates had been removed some years earlier.
These buildings were last used in the 1970s
by Windsor Corporation as the council depot before the construction
of the corporation depot at Tinkers Lane. Earlier, from the 1930s
to the 1960s, the council depot had been to the south-east of
the junction of Alma Road and Arthur Road, now part of Ward Royal.
Around this time Lawrence House in Alma
Road was demolished too to make way for the modern block of flats
of the same name.
The Demolition of King
Edward Horse Hall, 1982
See also History
of ISC in Windsor
The roof of King Edward Horse Hall
is removed. This view from York Road.
King Edward Horse Hall during demolition
viewed from Goslar Way.
Kipling Court's clock from the
former Kipling Building which stood close by.
The roof of King Edward Horse Hall
is removed. The well-known clock tower is still to be seen at
Kipling Court. See below.
The most recently demolished building was Kipling Building itself
around 1980. Pictures are included in our story here. Kipling Building.
The sole remaining buildings with direct
connections to both United Services College and Imperial Service
College are Camperdown House, now extended and converted into
flats, and Connaught House, at the junction of St Leonards Road and Osborne Road and used by Upton House School.
Connaught House in the days of
Imperial Service College.
In 2007 Connaught Court was opened as retirement
apartments beside the entrance to the former Kipling Building.
The apartments were constructed on the site of the former Magistrates
Connaught Court nearing completion
in March 2007
The history of St Mark's School, United
Services College and Imperial Service College at Windsor is here.
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