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Description: The Hanbury Schools with Attached School Houses
Date Listed: 9 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 191329
OS Grid Reference: SP7250493382
OS Grid Coordinates: 472504, 293382
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5335, -0.9325
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SP 79 SW EAST LANGTON STONTON ROAD
2/3 The Hanbury Schools
with attached school houses
School with attached school houses. 1873 by Joseph Goddard. Brick with stone
dressings. Late Gothic Revival style. Plain tile roofs. Continuous plinth with
set-offs and dentilled brick eaves cornice. Single storey, 7-bay school room
block has 3-bay gabled projection with stone coping with kneelers and gabled stone
bellcote. Single lateral stack. Below a heavily chamfered pointed arch with
circular stone plaque dated 1873 in its typmanum and tall, 2-light casement
below. Either side; similar pointed arches with stone framed oculi in tympana and
a 2-light casement, all beneath decorative brick hoodmould with stone carving at
intervals. Below the central window a stone plaque inscribed, 'These schools were
founded for the education and religious instruction of boys and girls of this
parish by the Revd William Hanbury MA, Rector of Church Langton AD 1767. Erected
by the trustees of the Hanbury Charity AD 1873. Glory be to God on High and on
Earth, Peace, Goodwill toward men'. To right of the 3-bay gable a single 3-light
window followed by another, then a buttress with stone shield inset, then another
3-light window followed by a single light window. All windows have cambered
arches, and continuous dogtooth hoodmould. To right again, a lower, separately
roofed 2-bay lobby with a pointed doorway with hoodmould and part glazed double
plank doors. Above a stone plaque inscribed B ys School. To right again, a door-
way with shouldered arch and part glazed plank door providing access to the school
house. On the far left of the main block, a similar lobby arrangement with plaque
inscribed Girls School. The house attached to the right has a diagonally placed
and heavily moulded gable stack and 2 similar lateral stacks. First floor string-
course. 1 single storey bay and a single 2 storey bay with gable, moulded eaves
cornice and kneelers. To left, a 3-light casement with moulded shouldered arch
above. To right, a 6-light bay window with plain tile roof, and above 2 single-
light casements side by side beneath a moulded brick arch. The house attached to
the left has 2 diagonally placed, moulded lateral stacks and is of 2 bays, 2
storeys. There is a trio of ascending lancets with hoods to right and to left a
5-light bay window with plain tile roof, and above a 3-light casement beneath a
moulded, shouldered arch.
Sources: VCH,V, 202-3. CL June 23, 1960, 1442-1445.
Listing NGR: SP7250493382
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Source: English Heritage
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