If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Montacute Church of England Voluntary Control Primary School, and Front Boundary Railings
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263544
OS Grid Reference: ST4963416953
OS Grid Coordinates: 349634, 116953
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9498, -2.7183
Explore more of the area around Montacute, Somerset at Explore Britain.
ST4916 MONTACUTE CP ABBEY FARM LANE (West side) >
8/89 Montacute C of E V.C. Primary
School, and front boundary
School. 1847, extended 1893, 1895-6 and in mid C20. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof between stepped coped gables;
yellow brick chianey stacks. Single-storey; original north section 3 bays. Plinth, eaves course, battlemented coping,
but with gable to the slightly projecting bay 2 which is crowned with a small bell turret, angled corner buttresses: to
outer bays 4-light mullioned and transomed windows with labels, the lights cusped ogee-headed; bay 2 has
pair boarded doors in 4-centre arches with carved spandrils under common label; above a plaque in Gothic style with
legend "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it", and incised in gable
"Montacute National School 1847". Single-bay extension to south, with long return to rear: in end gable is a multiple
plain window, under which is a projecting porch with flat roof behind parapet, having Cambered arched doorway with
toplights and flanking windows to match, above the door a scroll inscribed 'AD 1895': further south a C20 extension in
random coursed rubble, having plain parapet and 2-light steel casement windows with reconstructed stone surrounds.
Interior not seen. Simple wrot iron railings with top rail, no spikes to east of original school only; further south a
low stone wall with angled coping, all adding to the setting of the building and to the streetscene. (VCH Vol III,
Listing NGR: ST4963216954
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.