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Description: School House and Archway
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 247805
OS Grid Reference: SU6460491379
OS Grid Coordinates: 464604, 191379
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6175, -1.0683
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EWELME HIGH STREET
SU6491 (North side)
8/96 School House and archway
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as School
House. c.1450 with C18 alterations. Red brick; old plain-tile roof; brick
stacks. 2-storey, 2-window range. 6-panel door to centre. Tripartite sash to
right. Single-pane window to first floor centre. 12-pane segmental-headed
unhorned sash to first floor right. Massive lateral stack to left. Massive end
stack to right. Crow-stepped end gable to right. Rear: C18 front, 2 storey,
6-window range with irregular fenestration of sashes. Interior not inspected but
likely to be of interest. Subsidiary wing of single storey and attic to left,
joined with a brick squinch. Lancet to ground floor. 3-light gabled half-dormer.
Mid C15 gateway to right of Tudor arch flanked by angled buttresses with
embattled coping. Part of the complex of buildings built at the expense of the
Earl and Countess of Suffolk. The Countess (nee Alice Chaucer) was born at
Ewelme in 1409, 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). 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 AInshouse and to the School).
Listing NGR: SU6460191387
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Source: English Heritage
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