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Description: Oak House, the Court House and the Old School House
Date Listed: 25 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 157148
OS Grid Reference: SO8290579462
OS Grid Coordinates: 382905, 279462
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4129, -2.2527
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WOLVERLEY & COOKLEY CP WOLVERLEY
SO 87 NW
6/156 Oak House, The Court House
and The Old School House
25.2.58 (formerly listed as Old
Seabright School and houses
adjoining on north and south)
Former school, now two houses and council chamber. 1829, probably by William
Knight, with some late C20 alterations. Sandstone ashlar, brick and painted
brick with tile roof. Central block: two storeys with full-height Gothick
portico; this has an arcade of three 2-centred heads divided by stepped
buttresses with octagonal corner turrets with crenellated caps; parapet between
is plain with raised centre bearing a shield over the date 1620 (foundation date).
Behind arcade there is a platform at first floor level approached by flights of
steps from each side; entrance to ground floor is centrally placed under a wide
Tudor arch. Wall behind on first floor has two windows of three cinquefoiled
lights flanking a central entrance with 2-centred head under clock.
Oak House (to left): of painted brick, two storeys with stone coped parapet and
moulded cornice. Three windows: two 3-lights under square heads with square labels
flank a central quatrefoil window. Ground floor: central entrance has a flat
canopy with cast iron decoration, 3-pane overlight and 6-panelled door.
The Old School House (to right); unpainted brick, same design as house to left.
(BoE, p 291-292; Colvin, H; A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects
1600 - 1840, 1978, p 497).
Listing NGR: SO8290579462
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Source: English Heritage
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