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Description: Grundisburgh County Primary School
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285443
OS Grid Reference: TM2229451051
OS Grid Coordinates: 622294, 251051
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1131, 1.2452
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GRUNDISBURGH THE GREEN
TM 25 SW
2/147 Grundisburgh County
School. Circa 1874. Red brick with bands of blue brick. Steeply pitched Welsh
slate roof with gilded and half-hipped ends. Brick lateral stacks at the back
and a large truncated stack at the right hand end. Plan : Range of school
rooms with cross-wings at either end projecting slightly at the front and a
central wing projecting at the rear. Attached at the left hand(south west)
end and set back is the contemporary school master's house which is L-shaped on
plan. Exterior : Single storey school and 2-storey master's house. The school
is not quite symmetrical 2:5:2:5:2 bays. The end bays in half-hipped gabled
wings projecting slightly, the left hand wing has two unequal size gables with
large pointed arch windows. the right hand gable has two lancets and a bullseye
above with diamond panes. The end gables have curved barge boards with pierced
circles and leaf designs, the large central gable has no bargeboards but here
there are flanking butresses and two large lancets with a band of blue bricks
in the arches and a relieving arch of alternating blue bricks with a bullseye
in the tympanum with Star of David pattern of glazing bars. Between the gables
the 5 bays have narrow square lead windows. Above the central gable at the
intersection with the main roof a square wooden bellcote with a battered slate-
hung base, louvres and a lead-clad epire with a pretty ornate wrought-iron
weathervane. The parches in the inner angles of the projecting end cross-wings
have been extended but their original 2-centre arch doorways remain.
The 2-storey schoolmaster's house on the left is set back: L-shaped on plan,
gabled and with depressed 2-centred arch windows: a later first floor brick
extension in the right hand angle forms a porch below. Around the whole building
there are bands of blue brick and a stringcourse of diagonally cogged bricks.
Including the playground area wall at front(south east) probably contemporary
with the school, red brick; the battered base is a retaining wall and the wall
above has pierced panels of diagonal brickwork and semi-circular coping. The
2 gateways are recessed diagonally and have short flights of steps and small
Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: TM2229451051
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Source: English Heritage
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