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Description: The Old Grammar School
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126204
OS Grid Reference: SP1518739180
OS Grid Coordinates: 415187, 239180
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0508, -1.7799
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5224 HIGH STREET
The Old Grammer School
SP 1539 SW 9/148 25.8.60
C15 foundation. Rebuilt 1863 by C A Buckler in Cotswold style of mid C17. Two and
a half storeys, ashlar with Cotswold stone tile roof and 4 chimneys, 3 on ridge,
one as gable finial. In 2 parts. Six bays, 5 of them with gables, the principal
one off centre left larger with coat of arms and 2 storey angled bay of 1-3-1 lights.
The entrance bay to left of this has a small gabled bell cote over it. String as
first floor label mould. Three light mullioned windows to first floor and to half-
dormers over, 4 light mullion and transom windows to ground floor, ground and attic
windows have drip moulds. Four centred entrance with small window to left under
common drip mould; the attic window above is below the eaves, 2 light and very small.
Pointed arch doorway to left of right hand section with inscribed voussoirs
Interior: school room survives (in restored state) as rebuilt in 1628: large chimney
Piece with C17 stone bust of founder John Fereby above, set in classical niche in a
broken segmental pediment. Part of south-west end rear wall is the original 3 storey
building of early C17.
Listing NGR: SP1520239193
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Source: English Heritage
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