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Description: The Old School House
Date Listed: 29 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 230862
OS Grid Reference: SP7945690966
OS Grid Coordinates: 479456, 290966
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5108, -0.8307
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ASHLEY MAIN STREET
No.9 (The Old School House)
School and attached masters house, now one dwelling. School 1858 and masters
house 1865 by Sir G.G. Scott for Rev. R. Pulteney. Limestone ashlar with slate
roof laid to diminishing courses. L-shape plan with the 2 arms linked only at
the inside corners. In C17 style. School of 2-window range of 2 pairs of 2-light
stone mullion windows under segmental arch recesses. Central gabled porch has 2
arch head doors with decorated roundel above. Decorative cast iron gutter.
Ashlar gable parpets and kneelers and ashlar stacks with cusped decoration to
copings. Gables to left and right have pairs of tall, 2-light, stone mullion
windows with transoms under blank painted arch heads with cusping, shafts and
foliated capitals. Inscription "schools" on rectangular plaque of each gable.
Masters house attached at right angles to right of school of 3-window ranged 2-
and 3-light stone mullion windows. Centre bay breaks forward to form gabled
porch and flanking first floor windows have small gables over. Central C19 plank
door has decorative strap hinges and moulded stone surround. Raised band between
floors. All windows have leaded diamond panes. Cast iron gutter and rainwater
heads. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers and ashlar stacks, similar to those of
school, at ends. Polygonal stair turret to rear. Interior of school has 2
moulded stone fireplaces by Sir G.G. Scott. Originally used as a Sunday School.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.931.
Listing NGR: SP7945690966
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Source: English Heritage
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