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Description: The School House
Ye Olde School
Date Listed: 6 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 308694
OS Grid Reference: SP4855271248
OS Grid Coordinates: 448552, 271248
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3372, -1.2888
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DUNCHURCH THE SQUARE
SP4871 (North side)
11/52 The School House and Ye Olde
(Formerly listed as Ye Olde
House, now 2; formerly a church school. 1707. Considerably altered C19 and C20.
Designed and built by Smith of Warwick at the expense of Francis Boughton.
Flemish bond brick with stone string course and rusticated quoins to centre and
angles. Tile hipped roof; brick ridge stacks. U-plan with wings to rear. 2
storeys and attic; originally 2:3:2 bays, now 4-window range. Shallow projecting
centre has entrance to The School House in third bay. Fielded 6-panelled door
and overlight in moulded wood surround. Ground floor of centre and right part
has altered brickwork and a 16-pane sash with moulded frame and gauged brick
flat arches inserted between 2 bays. First floor has most openings bricked up.
Centre has central sash, with remains of a stone panel and volutes below. Right
part has sash to right. Gauged brick flat arches with keystones. Left part forms
Ye Olde School. Entrance in small one-bay addition has C20 ribbed Tudor arched
door and overlight, with 2-light C20 casement above. 4-light C20 wood mullioned
and transomed windows. 4-bay right return side has openings with brick segmental
arches, mostly blocked. 16-pane sash inserted between first 2 bays on ground
floor. Third and fourth bays on first floor have sashes. To rear: gabled wings
have C19/C20) range between. Interior not inspected.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.VI, p.79; Douglas Hickman: Warwickshire, (Shell
Listing NGR: SP4855271248
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Source: English Heritage
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