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The Old School House Village Hall, Sywell

Description: The Old School House Village Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 August 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 233586

OS Grid Reference: SP8216967256
OS Grid Coordinates: 482169, 267256
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2973, -0.7965

Location: Church Lane, Sywell, Northamptonshire NN6 0AZ

Locality: Sywell
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN6 0AZ

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Listing Text

SP8267 (South side)
15/301 The Old School House and
02/08/72 Village Hall
(Formerly listed as
The Village School, Masters


School and masters house, now village hall and house. Dated 1860-64 for Lady
Overstone. Rusticated lias with ashlar dressings and plain-tile roof with
fishscale banding. T-shape plan. Masters house of 2 storeys, school is single
storey. Elevation to road: Masters house to right has projecting gable of
one-window range of wood-mullioned windows with ashlar surrounds. School to
left, 3-window range of single-light casements with cast-iron lozenge glazing
bars with ashlar surround all under open loggia with triple arcade of octagonal
wooden columns. 2 large ashlar gabled dormers above, with triple lancet windows.
Gabled porch to right of centre has C19 plank door with moulded stone surround
and 4-centred arch head and single-light window to left and slit window above,
both with ashlar surrounds. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers. Lateral stone
stacks and bellcote with spirelet at ridge. East gable of school has 4-light
window with intersecting tracery and slit window in apex. Masters house has
gabled porch to right. Tablet to right under loggia has inscription. "This
school house was erected under the care, and at the expense of the good Lady
Overstone by whom also the village of Sywell was rebuilt AD 1860-64". Similar
tablet to left under loggia has inscription to Thomas Arthur Dickson, former
school manager, and is dated 1927. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SP8217067254

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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