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Description: Bliss Charity School
Date Listed: 4 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 234773
OS Grid Reference: SP6608358515
OS Grid Coordinates: 466083, 258515
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2209, -1.0341
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NETHER HEYFORD THE GREEN
SP6658 (North side)
11/142 Bliss Charity School and No.2
Middle Street (School House)
School and school-house. 1879 with later C19 and C20 extensions by office of
E.F. Law. Coursed squared ironstone, ironstone dressings, plain-tile roof, stone
ridge, lateral and internal stacks. Victorian Gothic style. H-plan. 2 storeys;
6-window range. Gabled porch to left of centre with plank door and ornamental
hinges, stone lintel and small 1-light windows above in head of moulded pointed
arched surround with hood mould. 4-light stone mullion windows to ground floor
and hipped dormers. Projecting cross wings either end, that to left forming
school-house with bay window to ground floor of gable end, 4-light stone mullion
and transom window to gable end, circular sexfoiled window above, with small
circular windows either side of base, and hood mould with carved label stops.
Circular datestone to gable with hood mould and inscribed BLISS/ENDOWED
SCHOOLS/FOUNDED AD 1673/REBULT 1879. Caernarvon-arched door to inner side.
Similar doorway to left side elevation of school-house wing and to wall joining
school-room wing to Heyford Cottage adjacent to right. Chamfered plinth, sill
band, stone-coped gables with kneelers and ball finials and square bell-turret
with pyramidal roof to ridge of right wing. Included for group value.
Listing NGR: SP6608358515
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Source: English Heritage
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