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Wagstaffe School House, Harbury

Description: Wagstaffe School House

Grade: II
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

Location: Crown Street, Harbury, Warwickshire CV33 9HE

Locality: Harbury
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV33 9HE

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Listing Text

SP3760 (West side)
11/85 Wagstaffe School House
30/05/67 (Formerly listed as
Wagstaffe School)

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

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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