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Lucton School, Lucton

Description: Lucton School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 149436

OS Grid Reference: SO4380764497
OS Grid Coordinates: 343807, 264497
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2757, -2.8250

Location: B4362, Lucton, County of Herefordshire HR6 9PN

Locality: Lucton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR6 9PN

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Listing Text

SO 46 SW

5/33 Lucton School


- II*

School. 1708, extended 1886. Brick with ashlar dressings and hipped
slate roof. U-plan, front range aligned north-west/south-east contains
central entrance hall, office to south, headmaster's room to south. Rear
wings to south-west, the northern one containing kitchens, the south a
dining room. North-east front: two storeys with attic lit by two hipped
dormers. Chamfered ashlar quoins, moulded stone cornice and brick band to
ground floor. 2 + 3 + 2 bays, the central portion slightly advanced with
pediment bearing a painted clockface inscribed: "IP/ 1708", within a scrolled
frame. The windows have boxed glazing bar sashes, the boxes with light mould-
ings. Central bay contains a niche with semi-circular head containing a
painted stone statue of the founder, John Pierrepont, almost life-size. Ground
floor windows are 15-pane boxed sashes under segmental heads. Entrance has a
semi-domed wooden canopy resting on carved and scrolled brackets. The roof is
crowned by a central wooden bell turret of square plan with arched openings,
cornice and ogee-shaped lead roof. The wrought iron weathervane is dated
1708. South-east front has a datestone set in a rebuilt chimney stack inscribed:
"Ex sumptibus/ Johannes Pierrepont/ Ano Domi MDCCVII". Interior: entrance hall
has large rectangular panelling with shallow moulding and stone bolection moulded
fireplace. Office has similar panelling. Fireplace with ovolo moulding and
small terminating scrolls. Headmaster's room has painted bolection moulded
panelling and bolected moulded fireplace. Staircase behind this room has turned
balusters, moulded handrail and moulded string. It ascends to the attics.
The Dining Room has C18 panelling at the upper end. It-also contains a memorial
to John Pierrepont, died 1711, removed from Lucton Church in1975. Most of the
first floor has dado panelling and panelled doors. (BoE, pp 242-3; RCHM 3,
PP 137-8).

Listing NGR: SO4380764497

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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