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Description: Ewelme Church of England Primary School
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 247803
OS Grid Reference: SU6459891360
OS Grid Coordinates: 464598, 191360
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6174, -1.0684
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EWELME HIGH STREET
SU6491 1 (North side)
8/94 Ewelme Church of England
18/07/63 Primary School
(Formerly listed as School)
School. c.1450. Knapped flint base; red brick; old plain-tile roof; brick
lateral stacks. 2-storey, 3-window range. C15 double door with Perpendicular
tracery pattern ribbing and studding to 2-storey porch to left return. Stepped
angle buttresses to left and right corners. 2-light stone mullioned window with
trangular cupsed tracery top to left. Single-light stone window with triangular
cusped tracery top to right. Two 2-light stone mullioned windows with hood
moulds with winged figures and armorial shields to label stops to centre.
2-light stone mullioned window to first floor centre and left. Single-light
stone window to right. Massive lateral stacks to left and right of centre.
2-light stone mullioned window to first floor of porch to left return. Interior:
6-bay arched collar-truss roof with wind braces. Subsidiary wing to rear left;
red brick base; limestone rubble to first floor. C20 window openings. History:
Built at the expense of the Earl and Countess of Suffolk. The countess (nee
Alice Chaucer) was born in Ewelme in 1400, the daughter of Thomas Chaucer, the
lord of the manor, and grand-daughter of Geoffrey, the poet. She married William
de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk in 1430 (created Duke of Suffolk 1448). He "for love
of his wife and the commodity of her lands felt much to dwell in Oxfordshire".
They rebuilt the church, established the adjoining almshouse and built the
school. The use of brick is one of the earliest in the county.
(Malcolm Airs "Ewelme" Archaelogical Journal, Vol.135, 1978, pp.275-280;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.595-600; Guide to St. Mary's Church,
Ewelme, and to the Almshouses and the School)
Listing NGR: SU6459691365
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