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Description: Old School Building at Cowleys School
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
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DONINGTON SCHOOL LANE
TF 23 NW
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
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Source: English Heritage
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