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Description: Kiddington County Primary School
Date Listed: 13 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252517
OS Grid Reference: SP4148722787
OS Grid Coordinates: 441487, 222787
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9021, -1.3984
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KIDDINGTON WITH ASTERLEIGH KIDDINGTON
10/76 Kiddington County Primary
School and School House
School and schoolhouse. Dated 1856, for Henry L. Gaskell. Minor late C20
alterations and additions to rear. Squared and coursed limestone with tooled
ashlar dressings. Slate roof, half-hipped to right. Irregular plan. In a Tudor
Gothic style. One storey school to right with schoolhouse to left of one storey
and attic and 2 storeys. Chamfered plinth, and moulded wooden barge boards
throughout with shaped ends and pendant finials. Schoolhouse: 2 bays. Buttresses
to right with chamfered offsets. Two gabled semi dormers with chamfered-coped
parapets and chamfered octagonal panels on carved scrolls, inscribed HLG
(left-hand) and 1856 (right-hand); 3-light chamfered mullioned and transomed
stone windows with small-paned casements (right-hand window cut-down in C20 and
French casements inserted). Right-hand return front: porch with hipped stone
roof, diagonal buttresses with chamfered tops and central chamfered Tudor-arched
doorway with half-glazed 2-panelled door. Chamfered rectangular window in
left-hand return. External bellcote above with chamfered offsets
chamfered-arched bell opening with bell, and gabled top with coping and tall
wooden finial. Rear: pair of gabled semi-dormers with 3-light chamfered
mullioned and transomed stone windows, and central truncated external lateral
stone stack with chamfered offsets. Schoolhouse: one storey and attic to left
with projecting 2-storey wing to right. External lateral stone stack to right
with chamfered offsets and 2 octagonal stone shafts with moulded caps and bases.
1:1 windows; 2- and 3-light chamfered mullioned stone windows with small-paned
wooden casements. Gabled semi dormer to left and ground-floor ashlar canted
hipped bay to right of 1:2:1 lights. Carved shield in chamfered recessed
rectangular panel in apex of right-hand gable, depicting a hand holding an
anchor and with the inscription: "SPES". Chamfered rectangular windows in
returns of wing. Entrance in right-hand return front consisting of C19 neo-Tudor
boarded door in chamfered Tudor arch with stops. Gabled porch consisting of
hollow-chamfered Tudor archway with panelled spandrels and ovolo-moulded outer
square surround. Gabled wing to rear. Interiors not inspected.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p669)
Listing NGR: SP4148722787
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Source: English Heritage
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