Description: Wagstaffe School House
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307081
OS Grid Reference: SP3747960026
OS Grid Coordinates: 437479, 260026
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2372, -1.4526
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HARBURY CROWN STREET
SP3760 (West side)
11/85 Wagstaffe School House
30/05/67 (Formerly listed as
School, now house. Founded 1611 by Thomas Wagstaffe. Restored 1866; converted
late C20. Regular coursed limestone with plinth and sandstone dressings. Old
tile roof has coped gable parapets with weatherings and ball finials; brick
lateral stack to left return side and end stack to rear. T-plan, with cross wing
on left. 2 storeys, with roof later converted to attic; 3-window range. Entrance
in cross wing has C20 panelled double-leaf doors, in moulded straight-headed
4-centred doorway with moulded spandrels and hood mould. Recessed chamfered
stone mullioned windows throughout, mostly with hood moulds. Cross wing has
4-light ground floor and two 3-light first floor windows. Datestone with long
inscription in moulded frame between first floor windows. Right return side has
small 3-light first floor window. Main range has 5-light windows, 2 on ground
floor and one to left on first floor. Left return side has 5-light window, and
3-light and one-light first floor windows. Right return side has large 5-light
window with transom. Rear has three 4-light ground floor windows; the right
window is considerably longer. First floor has 3- and 4-light windows. Interior:
wide basket-arched doorway. Former schoolroom has chamfered stone Tudor-arched
fireplace, Stepped-stop moulded ceiling beam. Heavy panelled wooden screen has
6-panel door, with another door inserted, and turned balusters, First floor has
plank doors with strap hinges. First floor room has smaller chamfered
Tudor-arched fireplace. The inscription reads: Founded by Thos. Wagstaffe, Gent.
1611. Estab'd by Decree in Chauncery (Butler versus Wagstaffe) 1637. Confirmed
by order of ye same Court (Attorney Gen. versus Barber) 1759.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.6, p.103; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.307;
Harbury Society: 'Hungry Harbury', pp.7 and 55).
Listing NGR: SP3747960026
Source: English Heritage
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