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Description: The Old School House
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 148569
OS Grid Reference: SO9587837269
OS Grid Coordinates: 395878, 237269
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0338, -2.0615
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OVERBURY CP -
SO 9437 - 9537
9/116 The Old School House
Schoolmaster's house, now house. 1908 by Ernest Newton for Richard Biddulph
Martin. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; limestone tiled roof
in diminishing courses, gable-end parapets with ball finials and large ashlar
ridge stacks, stack to west of centre has two shafts and east end stack has
three shafts, both stacks have continuous moulded cappings. Roughly T-plan;
main range aligned east/west and of three bays; east end bay has gabled pro-
jections to north and south, their roof ridges slightly lower in height than
main part. Single storey and attic with dormers. North front elevation:
windows are all leaded casements; main part has a single-light ground floor
window to the western end, a central gabled dormer which has a 2-light
chamfered mullioned window. Both windows have dripstones. Beneath the dormer
is the main entrance which has a round-headed doorway with a square head and
moulded architrave and flanking rectangular lights; the doorway has a hoodmould
and returns which continue above the lights. The projecting gable end to the
east has a ground and attic floor 3-light chamfered mullioned window with a
hoodmould. There is a similar attic light in the west gable end. A hipped-
roofed single-storey, single-bay wash-house adjoins the east gable end. The
building appears to have been little altered since it was built and is an
interesting example of Newton designing in a Neo-Shaw style so as to be in
keeping with the school and other adjoining Shaw buildings. (Newton, W G:
The Life and Work of Ernest Newton, London, 1925).
Listing NGR: SO9587837269
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Source: English Heritage
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