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Description: The Old School House and Attached School and Walls
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 249591
OS Grid Reference: SU4083098092
OS Grid Coordinates: 440830, 198092
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6801, -1.4108
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KINGSTON BAGPUIZE WITH SOUTHMOOR ABINGDON ROAD
SU4098 (West side)
11/93 The Old School House and
attached school and walls
Schoolhouse, now house. Mid C18; remodelled and school added c.1840. Dressed and
coursed limestone rubble; gabled stone slate roof; symmetrical brick end stacks.
Central-staircase plan. 2 storeys and attic; symmetrical 5-window range.
Segmental brick arch with keystone over late C19 plank door. Re-used C17
two-light stone-mullioned chamfered windows on ground floor: first-floor gauged
brick flat arches over mid C19 two-light windows. Flushed brick storey band and
dentilled brick eaves. gabled roof dormers with C19 two-light casements.
Interior: C19 staircase and fireplace, cased beams. Subsidiary features: school
to rear left of similar materials built c.1840: one storey. 5-window range:
segmental brick arches over 2 plank doors and 2-light stone-mullioned
cavetto-moulded windows. Walls carried from rear of school to front, with iron
gate to entrance. History: the C17 windows were probably taken from the Old
Manor near Kingston House (q.v.). The school was established by John Blandy in
1736 and accommodated 14 local boys (increased to 20 in 1790) "to be taught the
art of navigation and other rules in the mathematics".
(Berkshire Record Office, Reading, Report of the Charity Commissioners,
Listing NGR: SU4083098092
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Source: English Heritage
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