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Cowick Church of England Primary School and Adjoining School House, Snaith and Cowick

Description: Cowick Church of England Primary School and Adjoining School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 164944

OS Grid Reference: SE6616821592
OS Grid Coordinates: 466168, 421592
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6866, -0.9996

Location: 8 A1041, Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 9DG

Locality: Snaith and Cowick
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 9DG

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Listing Text

SE 62 SE
(north side)
East Cowick
3/83 Cowick Church of England
Primary School and
adjoining schoolhouse
School and schoolhouse. 1853-4 by William Butterfield for William Henry
Dawnay, seventh Viscount Downe, with later C19 and C20 additions to rear.
Built by Charles Ward of Lincoln. Red brick in English bond with Welsh
slate roof; C19 additions in matching style and materials. Original section
F-shaped on plan: main east-west range has entrance hall with schoolroom to
left, 2-room schoolhouse wing to right, and wing to rear angle; single-room
additions to schoolhouse, rear right, and to school, rear left. South
front: single-storey schoolroom range, single-storey and attic schoolhouse;
2 windows. C20 half-glazed door to right of centre with plain overlight and
sidelight beneath soldier arch. To left, a large 6-pane half-dormer to
schoolroom beneath hipped roof, and buttress alongside with tumbled-in brick
to offsets. Schoohouse to right has C20 casement in original opening with
soldier arch and pointed relieving arch, C20 attic casement in original
opening to gable end. Steeply-pitched roofs. Small ventilator to
schoolroom, pair of lateral stacks to rear of schoolhouse with tumbled-in
brick to offsets; axial stack to wing, rear left. Left elevation: gable end
of schoolroom has large pointed window with chamfered ashlar sill and C20
glazing bars; wing to left has pair of 3-light windows with chamfered wood
mullions, ashlar sills and lintels, roof hipped to left, original lateral
schoolroom stack incorporated to right. Unsympathetic C20 addition to left.
Right elevation forms east front: C20 wooden trellised gabled porch over C20
half-glazed board door in original chamfered wood frame beneath soldier arch
and pointed relieving arch. To right, C20 three-light window in original
opening with soldier and relieving arches, small single-light casement,
pilaster buttress at junction with later section to right with casement
beneath soldier and relieving arches. Small raking dormer above entrance,
with original 2-light casement in chamfered reveal. Pointed-arch window
with C20 glazing to original rear central wing. Interior: schoolroom
contains ashlar chimney-piece with pointed chamfered arch, panelled dado,
painted Downe arms in square chamfered recess to east end; schoolhouse
contains original dogleg staircase and panelled doors in chamfered
surrounds. Schoolhouse empty and disused at time of resurvey. Contemporary
with neighbouring church and vicarage (qv), and with similar groups at
nearby Hensall (North Yorkshire) and Pollington (qv). Cowick is the least
altered of the 3 schools. P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971.
J Killeen, A Short History of Cowick Hall, 1967, pp 27-29. R Dixon and
S Muthesius, Victorian Architecture, 1978, p 49 and p 208. Photographs in

Listing NGR: SE6616821592

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Source: English Heritage

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