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Former Great Bookham Country Junior School, Great Bookham

Description: Former Great Bookham Country Junior School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 290491

OS Grid Reference: TQ1341454488
OS Grid Coordinates: 513414, 154488
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2783, -0.3753

Location: 4 Townshott Close, Dorking, Surrey KT23 4DQ

Locality: Great Bookham
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT23 4DQ

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Listing Text

TQ 1354 NW (west side)

13/99 & 5/99 former Great Bookham Country
Junior School (formerly listed
7.9.51 as Southey Hall School including
outbuildings adjoining and
23.11.73 on Lower Road)


School with master's house; conversion to library and private dwelling in progress
at time of survey (1988). 1856-8, by William Butterfield (Pevsner); enlarged and
altered in C20. Knapped flint with red brick bands and window surrounds, some
timber-framing in gables, red tile roof. Rectangular plan on north-south axis,
with the school hall on a lateral axis in the centre, and the house forming the
south end. Vernacular Revival style, with steeply-pitched roofs. One and 2
storeys to almost the same height; in the centre of each facade the gable end
of the hall projects slightly, has a large square transomed 8-light window with a
broad rendered surround, and ornamental half-timbered gable (that on the east
side incorporating diagonal braces) with wavy bargeboards. The east front of the
master's house has a narrow 2-storey gabled porch in the centre, with glazed
double doors at ground floor and half-timbered at 1st floor with a 2-light
casement; at ground floor to the left, tall windows of 1, 1, and 2 lights with
depressed triangular heads; attached to and slightly overlapping the right-hand
side of the porch an added 1st-floor bathroom under a carried-down roof (and
supported by brick piers at ground floor); and a steeply-pitched roof hipped at
the south end, with 2 tall chimneys astride the ridge. Large additions in similar
style cover the school range on this side. On the west side the school range
north of the hall has inter alia a tall window rising into a hipped dormer, and
some segmental-headed windows, all these with small diamond-lattice glazing,
and the master's house has a narrow gabled bay breaking the eaves, with
casements of 3 lights at ground floor and 2 lights above, and a timber-framed
gable, to the right of this a 1-light window and a 4-pane sash at ground floor
and 2-fight casement in a gabled half-dormer above. Interior not inspected.
N Pevsner, BOE, PLL.

Listing NGR: TQ1341454488

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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