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School House, High Ham

Description: School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 263097

OS Grid Reference: ST4358929767
OS Grid Coordinates: 343589, 129767
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0645, -2.8064

Location: Morton's Lane, Langport TA10 9BY

Locality: High Ham
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA10 9BY

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Listing Text

(North side)
2/34 School House
(previously listed as The Old
School House}


Detached house. 1570 and later. Local lias stone rut and squared, Hal stone dressings; clay pantiled roof between roped gables; brick end chimney stacks. Two storeys, 3 side bays. Bays 1 and 2 have 3-light hollow chamfer mullioned windows, with square label to lower bay 1; bay 3 has ovolo- mould mullioned windows, 3-light above and 4-light below, this last with label: all have G20 steel casement inserts: lower bay 2 has a 2-1ight Window and then a C20 doorway to right, all under label, with C18 style 12-paRel door with glazed light and sidelights; incised on lintol over door. The Old School House 1598- 1937.. Single storey extension to latch against west gable, and flat roofed extension on north side. Interior much altered, but a plaque, formerly over front door and now set over west gable fireplace reads "VT PIASIT, STVDIIS Q. VACET GENEROSA IVVENTS/ HANC ADRIANUS.SCHAELL. SUSTINETAERE/SCHOLAM 1598"; some chamfered cross-beams, and a circular stone stair in north-west corner against fireplace. Built by the Rector appointed in 1570, 'because his churchwardens could neither read nor write' Srhaell was previously tutor to lord Grey's children (Terrell,
Revd RCP: A Guide to St. Andrews Church) .

Listing NGR: ST4358929767

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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