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Description: School House
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 128953
OS Grid Reference: SU1543197061
OS Grid Coordinates: 415431, 197061
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6721, -1.7782
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SU 19 NE KEMPSFORD KEMPSFORD VILLAGE
8/108 School House
(formerly listed as School)
Original school building, converted into headmaster's house, and
now used as additional accommodation for school with library,
resource room etc. 1750, inscription on north wall. Random
coursed rubble stone with alternating flush quoins, stone slate
roof, large brick stack. Squarish range with small gable to road
and gable to east swept down to form catslide roof on north side,
single storey and attic. Scattered fenestration, mainly 2-light
wood casements. Central 6-panel door to east, top 2 panels glazed
with C19 gabled hood on wooden struts. To left of door, round
headed beaded edge stone window with keystone and impost blocks.
Stone incription plaque between floors on north gable reads:
"Kempsford Charity School/Indowed by Thomas late LD Visct
Weymouth/with an Annual Salary of ten Pounds/Augmented by Thomas
present L Visct/Weymouth with Timber for its Building/the ground
whereon it stands and/Garden Rent free for ever/ Ere(.ted by the
Inhabitants, as a testi/mony of Gratitude for those Benefacti/ons,
as well as to promote useful/Learnings A.D.1750".
Interior has 2 chamfered and stopped beams on ground floor.
Listing NGR: SU1543197061
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Source: English Heritage
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