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Description: County Library
The Old School House (Including Front Boundary Wall and Piers)
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133503
OS Grid Reference: SO8657009599
OS Grid Coordinates: 386570, 209599
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7849, -2.1961
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PAINSWICK STROUD ROAD
SO 8609/8709 (east side)
7/313 and 8/313
Dean House, County
Library, and The Old
School House (including
front boundary wall and
Formerly school and two teachers' houses, now two houses and public library.
Dated 'Painswick National School: 1846'. Limestone ashlar, slate roof.
Central, school section is lofty l½ storeys, with projecting 2½ storey balancing
wings to coped gables on kneelers; at junction between centre and wings, deep
ashlar stacks with 5 separate flues set diagonally, right, but cropped to ridge
level, left. Centre unit 3-windowed with 2.4 2-light recessed chamfer casements
with transome and pointed heads to lights, all under continuous string course
and to left and right of these 4-centre arches with dropped floral bosses to
outer edges, over plank and batten doors with 2-pane transome lights; at first
floor in 2 small and one large gable, coped and with kneelers, 2.5.2-light
casements with recessed chamfer moulding, and stopped drip to centre. Wings
have 1 over 2 over 2-light recessed chamfer mullion casements under stopped
drips. Returns in two storeys are 3-windowed, with contemporary door up steps
and within gabled porches between 2-light casements, under 2.1.2-light case-
ments. Interior of school section modified to form library. Full width of site
has ashlar wall a 1 m high to saddle-back coping, and with four pairs of square
piers to pyramid caps; the outer pairs only with original gates. A splendid
composition in the Cotswold tradition, having historic interest and forming an
important introductory feature on the approach from the South. (Glimpses of the
History of Painswick, F A Hyett, 1957).
Listing NGR: SO8656609592
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Source: English Heritage
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