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Caistor Primary School and School House, Caistor

Description: Caistor Primary School and School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 196633

OS Grid Reference: TA1182401057
OS Grid Coordinates: 511824, 401057
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4943, -0.3158

Location: Caistor, adj Primary School LN7 6LY

Locality: Caistor
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN7 6LY

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Listing Text


9/84 Caistor Primary
School and School


Primary school, and house, built as the National School 1859-60
by Maugham & Fowler. Brick with ashlar dressings, gabled roofs
with red and black banded plain tiles. One ridge and 2 wall
stacks. Irregular seven bay front, school is single storey, the
school house of 2 storeys. Near the centre of the facade is a
chimney of shouldered form with a Star of David in dark header
bricks above a decorative plaque bearing the motto'Caistor
Parochial School 1859' and a recessed rectangular plaque
inscribed, 'This school was erected by the friends of Mr James
Green Dixon as a memorial of his long and valuable serivices in
the cause of religious education, 1859'. To either side are
single 5 light mullioned horizontally hinged casement windows in
chamfered plain surrounds. To the left a wing projects to the
road and in the gable is a 3 light window in the Gothick style
with 3 roundels over, flanked by brickwork decorated with dark
diapers made up of burnt black headers; the gable has a decorated
verge. Behind a later C19 screen wall, the facade terminates in
a pitched gabled doorway labelled 'Boys': this gable is also
decorated with corbelled bricks. To the right of the central
element, the porch for the Girls side is eaves on to the road and
contains 2 Gothic style quatrefoil windows in its exposed side.
Beyond is the gable end of the school house of 2 storeys with a
plain C20 casement window in a C19 chamfered ashlar surround
beneath relieving arch filled with tumbled brickwork. On the
first floor is a further C20 casement with an earlier ashlar
surround with a pointed relieving arch over a 'tympanum' of
tumbled brickwork. The gable overhangs and is supported on
scrolled timber brackets. There is a low brick wall with plinth
and ashlar coping crowned with decorative ironwork before the

Listing NGR: TA1182401057

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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