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Description: The Fairford Centre
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129717
OS Grid Reference: SP1518201132
OS Grid Coordinates: 415182, 201132
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7087, -1.7817
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SP 1401-1501 FAIRFORD HIGH STREET
13/161 The Fairford Centre (formerly
listed as School House)
Formerly Fairford Free School, now community centre and library.
Built 1738 with endowment from Farmor family, enlarged to rear in
C19. Coursed and dressed stone with alternating chamfered quoins
on moulded plinth, hipped slate roof with moulded stone eaves
cornice, low stone stacks. Square range of 3 storeys with C19
extension to rear not of special interest. Five windows, 2-light
stone mullion casements to second floor with plain beaded
architraves and bull-nosed sills. First and ground floors have
four 2-light stone mullion and transoms in similar surrounds. Plat
bands between floors. Central window on first floor is 12-pane
sash with moulded stone pilasters and cornice on consoles.
Pilaster strips below bull-nosed sill with flush stone apron and
inscription in capitals: "FAIRFORD FREE SCHOOL/THE GIFT OF/THE
HONOURABLE MRS ELIZ FARMOR/AND MRS MARY BARKER/BUILT ANNO DOMINI
MDCCXXXVIII". Doorcase below with pilasters and moulded cornice on
consoles with shouldered surround to 4-panel door with bolection
moulded panels and 6-pane fanlight, up 3 steps. Similar 3-windowed
elevation to churchyard, with central inserted door on ground floor
and wall tablet to former Master of School.
Listing NGR: SP1519401133
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Source: English Heritage
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