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Description: Old School
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240387
OS Grid Reference: NY9655450426
OS Grid Coordinates: 396554, 550426
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8486, -2.0552
BLANCHLAND BLANCHLAND VILLAGE
24/21 Old School
School, now private art gallery and house. c.1860 probably by S.S. Teulon.
Coursed rubble with cut quoins and dressings, green slate roof. Irregular
cruciform plan. Free C13 style. Front elevation 1 storey, 5 bays, irregular.
Bay 2 has projectbigable with transomed 3-light window and finial cross;
stepped stack with ornate terracotta pot on left return. Flanking lower gabled
porches with pointed arches and trefoiled finials; that to left now glazed,
that to right holds door with decorative ironwork. Low block with coped left
gable behind left porch. Full-height block behind right porch continues 2 bays
to right, with paired lancets, block corbel table to eaves and coped right gable.
Single-stepped buttresses; kneelers with sunk trefoiled panels; gabled dormers
with slatted vents; all roofs steeply pitched. Returns show similar fenestration.
The roof of the central cross-wing (bay 2) was formerly capped by a tall wooden
bellcote. Included for group value.
Listing NGR: NY9655550433
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Source: English Heritage
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