Description: County Primary School
Date Listed: 29 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282382
OS Grid Reference: TM4852597467
OS Grid Coordinates: 648525, 297467
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5184, 1.6617
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SOMERLEYTON THE GREEN
TM 49 NE
4/31 County Primary School
Primary school. 1845, by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto; right hand wing
altered early C20 and with mid C20 additions. Roughcast render on brick, with
applied timbering. Thatched roof except right wing which is plaintiled.
Picturesque style. 2-storey octagonal centre block, formerly the
schoolmaster's house; attached to the right and left of this are the 2 school
rooms; to the front and rear are smaller wings, formerly the entrance porch
and schoolmaster's sitting room respectively. Mullion and transom casement
windows, many retaining the original lead lattice cames. The right wing has
later small-paned casement windows, mainly as half-dormers. Small gabled open
timber porch to left wing. The 4 shorter faces of the central block are
gabled: each has a 4-light window at ground floor and a 2-light window at
first floor. This block has 2 stacks with groups of enriched circular flues,
one at the roof apex. There are 3 other stacks, 2 rebuilt in plain form.
Part of the planned estate village built around the green for Sir Morton Peto
to the designs of Thomas.
Listing NGR: TM4852597467
Source: English Heritage
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