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Description: St Matthews Church of England First School
Date Listed: 14 December 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 287039
OS Grid Reference: TQ1076658072
OS Grid Coordinates: 510766, 158072
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3110, -0.4122
The following building shall be added:
TQ 15 NE COBHAM DOWNSIDE COMMON ROAD
374-/8/10004 St Matthew's C of E
School. Built in 1901 as a girls School by the firm of Treadwell and Martin for Mary
Sophia Dawson a local benefactor. Art Nouveau style. Built of red brick in English
bond battered to base front having timber-framed gables with plaster infill. Tiled roof
with 1 brick chimney-stack and central tapering bellcote with shingled spire, surmounted
by cock weathervane. Front has paired gables on brackets with 2 cambered casements
below with leaded lights and stained glass windows. Central recessed doorcase with
double doors with tulip patterned brass fittings and fanlight with rose motif stained glass.
Deep plinth. Decorative rainwater heads with castellated design. Side gables have
round-headed 20-pane window with Art Nouveau design in stained glass. Rear elevation
has large dormer with casement with leaded lights. Interior contains ornamental metal
plaque, dado panelling, original fireplace in headmistress' office with 3 embossed hearts
and queen post roof to hall with 4 original circular iron light fittings incorporating texts.
Listing NGR: TQ1076658072
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Source: English Heritage
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