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Former Free School, Cardington

Description: Former Free School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 259558

OS Grid Reference: SO5065195122
OS Grid Coordinates: 350651, 295122
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5517, -2.7292

Location: Cardington, Shropshire SY6 7JZ

Locality: Cardington
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY6 7JZ

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Listing Text


12/17 Former Free School
13.6.58 (formerly listed
as Old Free School)


School, now part of larger house. Circa 1720. Red brick with grey
sandstone dressings, including dressed sandstone plinth with coursed
brown sandstone rubble foundations exposed to south-east; plain tile
roof. 2 storeys. Tall chamfered plinth, stone plat band, and parapeted
gable ends with chamfered stone copings and shaped kneelers; integral
brick lateral stack to south-east. North-west (churchyard) front:
3-windows; first-floor 2-light leaded wooden casements, and ground-
floor leaded wooden cross-windows with stone lintels (blocked with
brick up to transom level); probably later blocked doorway to left
(see straight joints) with small inserted casement; stone plaque above
central ground-floor window inscribed:"FREE SCHOOL". South-east front:
2 first-floor 2-light leaded wooden casements to left and one single-
light leaded casement to right; 2 ground-floor leaded wooden cross-
windows to left with stone lintels. South-west gable end has first-
floor wooden cross-window (C20 replacement - see cill) with brick
band above and ground-floor boarded door (lowered at some time - see
blocked opening above with lintel). Interior not inspected. The
school was first endowed by William Hall in 1720 and again by John
Russel in 1813. The former Free School now forms part of a larger
house with No. 19 (q.v.) adjoining to north-east. Kelly's Directory
of Shropshire (1885), p.819.

Listing NGR: SO5065395123

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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