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Description: School House
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 263040
OS Grid Reference: ST4851828589
OS Grid Coordinates: 348518, 128589
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0543, -2.7359
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ST4828 SOMERTON CP WEST END (North side)
8/232 School House
(Formerly listed as west Street
Infants School and attached house)
School house and former schoolroom. Mid C19. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; plain clay tile
roof between coped gables, with ornamental clay tile ridge to schoolroom and bellcote, without bell, on west gable;
stone chimney stacks. House 2 storey, schoolroom single storey; House L-plan of 2 bays east elevation and gable + 1 bay
return, schoolroom 3 bays attached to west gable of house. West Street (North elevation) has hollow chamfer mullioned
windows, with labels; 2 light to lower gable, and 3 light at both levels next bay. Schoolroom has 3 plain chamfered
mullioned and transomed windows; two small steel casements added to house gable. East elevation of house has 3 and a 2
light mullioned window above and mid C20 steel casements below. Entrances on south side, which has timber and tiled
verandah and casement windows to house. Extension of C19 and C20 to west gable of schoolroom. Interiors not seen. House
good example of the traditional style frequenty used by local land owning family, the Pinneys, in Somerton: they built
this school and rebuilt, for instance, the Tudor Cottage, Market Place (qv).
Listing NGR: ST4851828589
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Source: English Heritage
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