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Description: Old Schoolhouse
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284199
OS Grid Reference: TL8662371152
OS Grid Coordinates: 586623, 271152
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3068, 0.7360
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TL 87 SE AMPTON THE STREET
2/3 Old Schoolhouse
Former Charity School. Dated 1705: a Latin inscription on the front
commemorates the founding of the school by Sir James Calthorpe. 2 storeys and
attics. Colour-washed brick front, flint with red brick dressings to sides and
rear. String course, stone copings to gable ends, plaintiled roof. 4 window
range: C20 casement windows with hood-moulds. 4 dormers with hipped roofs.
Central 6-panelled door. Later 2-storey wing at rear in red brick. In 1692
Sir James Calthorpe conveyed property for the maintenance of a school for 6
poor boys between the ages of 7 and 14 years, from Ampton and the neighbouring
parishes. The endowment was subsequently enlarged by other bequests, and the
number of pupils increased. They wore blue caps and blue coats with the
monogram 'J.C.' on the front. The Latin inscription reads "MDCCV JACOBUS
CALTHORPE ARM. HOSPITIUM HOC PUERORUM MELIORI AEVO D.D.D.Q DISCE LIBROS
CALAMOS NUMEROS HIC FRUGIS IN ANNOS COPIA NE DUBIAE FLUITES SPE PENDULUS
HORAE". It later became a National School.
Listing NGR: TL8662371152
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Source: English Heritage
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