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Description: Old School House, Including Gate and Railings
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228146
OS Grid Reference: TG2708519785
OS Grid Coordinates: 627085, 319785
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7280, 1.3617
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TG 2619 COLTISHALL CHURCH STREET (north)
8/13 Old School House,
10.5.61 including Gate and
listed as School
Former Free School and master's house, c.1720, of red brick and 'French'
pantiles. 2 storeys and attics with single storey outshut at rear. Facade
of 5 bays, with central raised and fielded 6 panel door with fanlight. C19
sash windows in original openings with gauged brick arches to ground floor.
Rendered plinth, brick platband at first floor level. Moulded timber-eaves.
Parapet gables with moulded brick kneelers and brick tumbling in. Gable
stacks. 3 dormers with 2-light casement windows with wrought iron lights.
The outer dormers have pedimented gables, the central dormer has a semi-
circular head. All have moulded timber verges. Interior mainly of c.1875.
Most doors early C18 raised and fielded 2 panel type. Dining room fireplace,
re-located from first floor in late C20, with lugged timber surround,
pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice possibly c.1740. Staggered butt purlin
roof with tapered tenons. Late C19 forecourt railings on dwarf brick wall,
cast iron columnar gate posts with finials and wrought iron gate with over-
throw. Former "Free School" built by the parish for the education of 10 poor
children in consequence of "Chapman's Charity" of 1718. Later known as the
endowed school. Converted to schoolmasters house c.1875 when amalgamated
with the nearby National School. Further Report of the Commissioners (County
of Norfolk) History of Horstead and Stanninghall. P. Millican.
Listing NGR: TG2708519785
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Source: English Heritage
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