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Description: Eveleigh Cottage
Date Listed: 5 August 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 117414
OS Grid Reference: TL8417602077
OS Grid Coordinates: 584176, 202077
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6872, 0.6630
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PURLEIGH CHURCH HILL
TL 80 SW
1/86 Eveleigh Cottage and
5.8.82 Eveleigh House,
formerly listed as
Eveleigh Cottage and
Schoolmaster's house and attached elementary school, now 2 dwellings. Early
C19, extended in late C19 and C20. Mainly of red brick in Flemish bond, upper
storey of house timber framed and weatherboarded, house roofed with handmade red
clay tiles, school roofed with slate. House of rectangular plan facing S, with
2 rear stacks. Early C19 schoolroom extending to rear left, with one external
stack at rear. Late C19 schoolroom in front of it, forming a school of 2
parallel ranges. C20 lean-to extension to rear of house, forming a catslide
with it. Small C20 flat-roofed extension to right of house. House of 2
storeys, school of one storey. The house has a 2-window range of original
sashes of 16 lights with crown glass, the lower windows in segmental arches.
Central 6-panel door, the top 2 panels glazed, in semi-circular arch. Roof
hipped. The school (now Eveleigh House) has a front elevation in Gothic Revival
style, with a 4-light sash window with chamfered brick mullions and jambs.
Plain boarded door with plain overlight in a recessed porch, the front archway
having chamfered jambs and 2-centred arch of alternate blocks of red and blue
bricks. Band of blue bricks, continuing round left return of late C19
schoolroom. 5 crosses of blue bricks below front window. In the left return is
a sash window of 3 lights with chamfered mullions, jambs and 2-centred heads,
and 4 crosses of blue bricks below it. The rear stack was truncated below eaves
level, and a bell-turret mentioned in the Order of 5.8.82, was missing, at the
time of survey, July 1985.
Listing NGR: TL8417602077
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Source: English Heritage
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