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Churcham County Primary School and Attached House, Churcham

Description: Churcham County Primary School and Attached House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125535

OS Grid Reference: SO7603618665
OS Grid Coordinates: 376036, 218665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8660, -2.3494

Location: A40, Churcham, Gloucestershire GL2 8BD

Locality: Churcham
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL2 8BD

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Listing Text

(north side)

11/2 Churcham County Primary School
and attached house


School and house: about 1856. Flemish bond red brick, with yellow
dressings and some blue bricks, stone windows to school, and stone
to offsets; tiled roof, in coloured bands. 'L' plan house, 2-
storey, upper half in roof, 3 windows wide, built against and with
'T' plan single-storey school, porches as serifs to cross piece.
Elevation to road, house on left; brick plinth, central door with
weather-boarded, gabled porch, Each side 3-light timber mullioned
windows, cast-iron decorative casements, under low-pointed arch
with stone keystone: splayed reveals. Above similar 2-light
windows at ends, partly in low gables, with projecting stepped
yellow bricks to verge. In centre 3 conjoined diamonds in
projecting blue brick, enclosing yellow and red bricks; slight
projection of yellow brick eaves course. Gable chimney on left with
stone offsets. School to right, slightly lower: main gable
projects; brick plinth, buttress on left towards house, on right
towards road. 3-light, geometric-tracery window, hoodmould with
large, uncarved stone stops. Above arch of alternating 3 blue, 3
yellow bricks; blue brick St Andrew's cross in gable; yellow brick
verge as house, On right side low, gabled porch, with 3-light
flat-headed stone window. Doorway on right return chamfered stone
surround, pointed arch: original boarded door at back of porch.
Above, blue brick cross in gable. In centre of right return
projecting wing with gable as that facing road; near top 2 stone
corbels, with plain wall above, probably carried bellcote. Base of
chimney on ridge. On either side a low wing, gabled left,
with behind, on main cross piece a triangular dormer with plain,
stone window. Porches beyond, projecting from ends of main cross
Interior, roof hidden by late C20 ceiling, but feet of trusses
visible, rising from stone corbels. (Kelly's Gloucestershire
Directory, 1870).

Listing NGR: SO7603618665

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Source: English Heritage

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