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The School, Countesthorpe

Description: The School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 188899

OS Grid Reference: SP5698795558
OS Grid Coordinates: 456987, 295558
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5549, -1.1609

Location: The Dr, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire LE8 5PB

Locality: Countesthorpe
Local Authority: Blaby District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE8 5PB

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Listing Text


SP59 NE THE DRIVE (West side)

1/29 The School



School, built by the Leicester Poor Law Union for the cottage homes in 1884.
Architect I. Baradale. Brick with Welsh slate roof. Built in 3 distinct
units around a small playground. The main block in the centre is very plain,
one and a half storeys with a steep Welsh slate roof and one gabled dormer
window. It is linked on the left by two semi-circular brick arches, one
giving access through to the yard, and the other forming a window opening for
a school office, in the left hand wing. There is a 4 light timber mullioned
window in the first floor of the gable end of this wing and below it is a pair
of French windows, flanked by a single light wooden casement. Wide
overhanging eaves with exposed purlins in the gable. On the outer slope of
the roof are 3 dormer windows, 2 smaller ones flanking a central larger
dormer. These have 3 lights and 4 lights respectively. The right hand wing
has a similar set of dormers on its outer slope. The same high gable and
steeply pitched roof with an eliptical arched window in the gable. On the
ridge a timber and lead bellcote and spire with crucifix.

Listing NGR: SP5698795558

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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