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School House, Brancepeth

Description: School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109920

OS Grid Reference: NZ2216738036
OS Grid Coordinates: 422167, 538036
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7368, -1.6572

Location: Wolsingham Road, Brancepeth, Durham DH7 8DG

Locality: Brancepeth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH7 8DG

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Listing Text

NZ 23 NW
(East side)
5/39 Inset No. 17
(School House),
10/5/67 Nos. 18 and 19
(formerly listed
as School House,
18 Brancepeth,
19 Brancepeth)

Former village school and master's house, now 3 dwellings. Dated 1857 on
chimney, converted into houses in mid C20. Coursed sandstone rubble with
ashlar dressings. Graduated green slate roofs and ashlar chimney stacks.
Tudor style. Long centre block with projecting cross-gabled wing at right
(former master's house, now No. 17) and former gabled porch at left (now part
of No. 19). Centre block: single storey with C20 attics, 4 bays. Central
truncated external chimney with dated plaque. Flanking chamfered doorways
under hoodmoulds stepped up over blank shields. Doorway at left moved from
original position in porch. Three 3-light C20 casements in altered chamfered
surrounds. Eaves raised and 4 large, hip-roofed dormers inserted. Steeply-
pitched roof with truncated central ridge stack and tall cylindrical end
stacks. Small gabled porch at left has C20 3-light window and projecting
gabled bellcote with single pointed opening. 2-storey wing at right: cross
window on ground floor and 2-light window above, both under hoodmoulds; coped
gable with square kneelers; transverse ridge chimney with 3 cylindrical
stacks; chamfered doorway in 2-bay. right return.
Included for group value. Later C20 additions on rear of not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2216738036

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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