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Description: Almshouses and School Attached to Left
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 121148
OS Grid Reference: TL6592430835
OS Grid Coordinates: 565924, 230835
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9513, 0.4130
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TL 63 SE LITTLE BARDFIELD THE STREET
2/24 Almshouses and School
20.2.67 attached to left
GV II listed)
A row of almshouses with attached school now used as a library. C18 almshouses,
c.1871 school. Red brick with some black headers. Red plain tiled roof with 10
gabled dormers and a larger gable to left over a tall window. 4 red brick
chimney stacks. One storey and attics. 1:4:4:2 window range of diamond leaded
3 light casements with segmental arches, excepting the tall window to left with
central mullion and 3 transoms. 3 pairs vertically boarded doors with flat
canopies over. A large stone plaque above central doors relates the foundation
of a Trust by Sarah Barnard in 1777 to provide almshouses, school house and
house for a school mistress. Sun Insurance Plaque. To the left is the c.1871
red brick and tiled school with gable to road. This with pierced bargeboards.
Crenellated tiles to ridge. Red brick chimney stack. Single storey. Large
window with 2 centred arch of 3 lights with Gothic heads to gable end. 3
windows with segmental heads to right return. Vertically boarded door to left
return. Bell spire to gable. Apex surmounted by a cross. School included for
Listing NGR: TL6592430835
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Source: English Heritage
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