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Former School, Cornwell

Description: Former School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253978

OS Grid Reference: SP2705427096
OS Grid Coordinates: 427054, 227096
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9417, -1.6078

Location: Cornwell, Oxfordshire OX7 6TT

Locality: Cornwell
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6TT

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Listing Text

15/85 Nos.2, 3 (former shop), 4 and
former school


2 cottages, former shop, and school (school latterly village hall, now estate
office). Cottages possibly late C17, remodelled C19, shop and school mid-C19,
the whole (especially the shop and school) remodelled c.1939 by Clough Williams
Ellis for Mrs. Anthony Gillson of Cornwell Manor (q.v.). Roughly coursed
limestone rubble; stone slate roofs. Cottages both 2 storeys, shop and school
one storey. No.2 (east side) has late C19 and early C20 casements with wood
lintels, 3 directly below eaves and one to either side of boarded door with
horned glazing bar sash to far left. Rubblestone integral end stack by Clough
Williams Ellis to right. No.4 (north side) also has late C19 and early C20
casements (mostly leaded) with wood lintels, 3 to first floor and 5 to ground
floor, 4 to left and one to right of C20 glazed door with contemporary flat hood
to right of centre. First window to left of present door is in position of
former doorway (baffle-entry). Integral rubblestone end stack to left and ridge
stack to right of centre, both by Clough Williams Ellis. Lower outbuilding
attached to right gable end, formerly gabled, has hip-roofed extension. School
has small casement to left of central glazed door with stone slate hood and
cast-iron bow window (c.1939) to right. School attached to north has two 3-light
leaded latticed mullion windows with dripstones to east side, 3 tall fixed-light
windows to north apsidal projection and glazing bar sashes and doorway to square
hip-roofed projection on west. Curious Art-Deco style belfry/air-raid
siren/stack at junction with school has ball finials and Rococo scrolls.
Interior. No.4 only inspected. Has chamfered ceiling beams and joists to
ground-floor rooms but considerably altered c.1939 and later.
C20 flat-roofed addition in angle to rear of No 2 is not of special architectural interest.
Included for group value.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p557)

Listing NGR: SP2705427096

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Source: English Heritage

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