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Description: The Old School
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
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ST 5917 NETHER COMPTON VILLAGE
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
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Source: English Heritage
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