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Felbridge County Primary School, Felbridge

Description: Felbridge County Primary School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 287528

OS Grid Reference: TQ3680339676
OS Grid Coordinates: 536803, 139676
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1400, -0.0458

Location: A264, Felbridge, Surrey RH19 2NT

Locality: Felbridge
Local Authority: Tandridge District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH19 2NT

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Listing Text

Felbridge County
Primary School
12/277 II

School. 1783, founded by James Evelyn; extended in 1934. Flemish bond red brick
with some burnt headers on ground floor and tile-hung timber frame first floor.
Plain tile roof with gabled and half-hipped ends. Brick axial stack.

3-room lobby entrance plan; the former kitchen at centre and small teacher's parlour
on right heated from back-to-back fireplaces in axial stack which forms entrance
lobby at front. The left hand room was the classroom (now kitchen). 3 rooms on
first floor. The C20 stair wing at back probably replaces the original stair
outshut and dates from circa 1934 when a large extension was built on left (west).

2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window south east front. Ground floor cambered arch
window openings. 2 3-light leaded-pane casements on left and 12-pane sash on right.
3 small 2-light casements on first floor. Doorway to right of centre with C20
panelled and glazed door and C20 hipped roof open porch. Depressed 2-centred arch
window on right hand (north east) end with 2-light casements with Y-bars and leaded
panes. Short hipped roof wing at rear. Large 1934 extension attached on left
extending to rear.

Interior: Ground floor central room (original kitchen) has chamfered cross-beam
without stops and large brick fireplace with big unchamfered timber lintel. Small
right hand room (parlour) has C20 brick fireplace. First floor has roughly
chamfered cross-beams with run-out stops and exposed wall-plate. C20 staircase and
C20 roof structure.

Note: In 1783 James Evelyn (descendant of John Evelyn, the Diarist) "chose a large
house at Hedgecourt Common - arranging for 1½ acres around it to be enclosed and
used as a school". The school opened on 4 November 1783 and was for 8 boys and
4 girls.

Sources: G Williams, The Village School (1983). Report by P J Gray.

Listing NGR: TQ3680339676

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

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