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The Old School, Nether Compton

Description: The Old School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105611

OS Grid Reference: ST5987117186
OS Grid Coordinates: 359871, 117186
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9527, -2.5726

Location: Compton Road, Nether Compton, Dorset DT9 4QA

Locality: Nether Compton
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 4QA

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Listing Text

13/69 The Old School (formerly
listed as School)
Former Schoolmaster's House and National School, now private dwelling
and studio. Dated Nether and Over Compton National School 1843, on
shield over entrance. Ashlar stone walls. Slate roof with gable ends
and stone gable-copings. Rendered stack at right hand gable of School-
master's House, and octagonal stack at right hand end. The house: 2 storeys,
2 windows, 3-light straight-chamfered stone mullions. Iron casements with
lead lights. Door at left ground, with separate label over. Plank door,
C20. Former school-room, one storey with crenellated parapet, 3 windows.
3-light mullion-and-transom windows with trefoil-cusped heads and moulded
jambs. The porch entrance, left of centre, has diagonal buttresses, stone
gable-coping with moulded kneelers and a cross over. Doorway has a Tudor-
arch in a square head, with trefoiled spandrels. Label with head-stops.
Plank door. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 102(5)).

Listing NGR: ST5986117192

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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