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Old School Building at Cowleys School, Donington

Description: Old School Building at Cowleys School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 198146

OS Grid Reference: TF2120335712
OS Grid Coordinates: 521203, 335712
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9052, -0.1993

Location: Church Lane, Donington, Lincolnshire PE11 4TF

Locality: Donington
Local Authority: South Holland District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE11 4TF

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Listing Text

TF 23 NW
(north side)
2/30 Old School Building
25.10.51 at Cowleys School
(formerly listed as Donington
Cowley's Secondary School) )
School. Founded by Thomas Cowley in 1719, partly rebuilt after a
fire in 1812, altered C19 and C20. Red brown brick in English
bond, ashlar and stucco dressings. Machine plain tiled roof with
reused stone coped gables and decorative knops. Wooden bellcote
with shaped lead roof. To the rear a tall wall stack. 2 storey,
6 bay front with ashlar plinth, first floor band and quoins.
Timber dentillated eaves cornice. Central C19 lead roofed stucco
porch with angle pilasters, plain frieze, moulded cornice to
segmental pediment. Double half glazed doors with bordered
lights. To left 3 and to right 2 large cross mullioned windows.
To right a doorway with moulded ashlar surround and cornice,
beyond a narrow C19 fixed light. To first floor are 6 two light
casement windows. All windows have flat splayed brick arched
heads with keyblocks and moulded ashlar cills. Above the door a
C18 oval sundial, with inscription above. Beneath it a tablet
records the foundation of the school by T. Cowley in 1719 and its
rebuilding in AD 1812. On the quoins are many graffiti
inscriptions, including a footprint dated 1795.

Listing NGR: TF2120335712

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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