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Thornham County Primary School, Thornham

Description: Thornham County Primary School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 221291

OS Grid Reference: TF7366543366
OS Grid Coordinates: 573665, 343366
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9595, 0.5841

Location: High Street, Thornham, Norfolk PE36 6LY

Locality: Thornham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE36 6LY

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Listing Text


8/109 Thornham County
Primary School

- II

Village school. 1858. Random coursed knapped flint with stone dressings,
fish-scale tiled roofs. East and west gable wings with cross wing perhaps
originally the school house; single and one and half storeys, H plan. High
Victorian Gothic. East and west gabled single storey school-room blocks with
large ecclesiastical style Geometric-Decorated style 3-light tracery windows
with hood moulds. Stone plinth and sill level string courses, stone quoins,
kneelers and coped parapets. Trefoil ventilation holes in gables, west gable
with 2 quatrefoil ventilation holes, east gable with 2 purlin iron heads in
same position. Returns with trefoil headed Gothic arched lights within
straight headed frames. Projecting single storey wings with boarded doors.
West range returns in flint with stone dressings, east range rendered. Cross
wing in centre with off-centre towered porch at junction with west range.
Tower with set-off angle buttress. 4-centred arch to door boarded with wrought
iron foliage tracery, quatrefoil window above, moulded brick eaves cornice.
Rectangular Mansarded fish scale tiled roof has hipped termination with open
wooden bellcote with leaded broach spirelet. Cross wing has ground floor 3-
light oak mullioned Gothic headed window casement, similar attic stonecoped
gabled half dormer both in stone frames. Ground level stone string course,
sill level string course of east and west ranges continued across centre
forming drip moulds to tower door and ground floor cross wing window. Crested
ridge tiles. 3 sets of gault brick stacks with stone copings, octagonal shafts:
3 on west range, 3 on centre, originally 3 now 2 surviving on east range.
East and west ranges with hexagonal section boarded open roofs with bosses
and ribs to interior.

Listing NGR: TF7366543366

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Source: English Heritage

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