Description: The School House
Date Listed: 8 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 306200
OS Grid Reference: SP3684748063
OS Grid Coordinates: 436847, 248063
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1297, -1.4631
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RADWAY TYSOE ROAD
SP3648 (North side)
8/89 The School House
School and master's house, now house. Dated 1851. Built for and endowed by
Charles Chambers. Ironstone ashlar. Tile roof with bands of fish scale tiles and
ridge cresting; main roof has coped gable parapets with kneelers; stone stack.
T-plan, with cross wing on right. Gothic Revival style. Former schoolroom on
left is a single-storey, 3-window range. House: one storey and attic; one-window
range. Entrance in angle has stone and painted wood glazed porch with archway
and flanking trefoiled lights, all under straight head. Gable has large
septfoiled triangle. Elaborate pierced cusped bargeboards. Left side has 3
trefoiled lights. Glazed spandrels throughout. Stone arched doorway inside has
Gothic 4-panelled door with trefoil above. Schoolrs, all under straight head.
Sable has large septfoiled triangle. Elaborate pierced cusped bargeboards. Left
side has 3 trefoiled lights. Glazed spandrels throughout. Stone arched doorway
inside has Gothic 4-panelled door with trefoil above. Schoolr hood moulds in
gable. House has 3-light mullioned and transomed window with hood mould
continued across wall as string course. 2-light mullioned window above has hood
mould with foliage stops. All hood mouds carried further than usual down sides
of windows. Datestone in apex of gable has quatrefoil panel with date and
initials CC RN. Elaborate pierced and cusped bargeboards with quatrefoils and
pendant. Right return side has slightly projecting gabled centre with offsets.
2-light mullioned window. First floor has single cinqfoiled lancet in straight
head with hood mould and foliage stops. Apex of gable has heraldic quatrefoil
panel. Stack of 3 chamfered square ashlar shafts with continuous cornice. Left
and right sections have string course. Rear largely similar to front. Simple
porch with catslide roof and plank door with small lancet glazed panel in right
return side. House has 3-light mullioned windows, on ground floor with hood
mould continued across wall. Interior not inspected. A good quality, well
detailed and almost unaltered example.
Listing NGR: SP3684748063
Source: English Heritage
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