Description: Lacock Primary School
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315525
OS Grid Reference: ST9157068451
OS Grid Coordinates: 391570, 168451
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4150, -2.1226
LACOCK HIGH STREET
4/90 Lacock Primary School
School 1824, extended 1852 and 1869 by Pritchard (Pevsner).
Squared rubble stone with stone slate roofs. Original school has
symmetrical front of two 4-light Tudor-style mullion windows with
hoodmoulds flanked by Tudor style doors. Between windows, carved
stone Talbot arms with plaque beneath 'Erected by W.H.F. Talbot
Esqr 1824'. Left end addition is steeply roofed Perpendicular
Gothic style with far-projecting crosswing and short link with end
stack to original building. Coped gables, large Perpendicular
style 4-light south end window and east side stack. Lean-to
passage against east wall added 1911 by H. Brakspear. West side
wall has centre gable over 3-light windows, 2-light flat-headed
windows each side and heavy corbels to gutter.
Interior: fine mid C16 doorcase with cornices each side removed
from north-east chapel of Lacock Church in 1861 restoration.
School was founded by W.H. Fox-Talbot to mark his 21st birthday in
1821 and is said to have been enlarged in 1852 and 1871 (village
guide) or 1864 (Kelly's Directory and Pevsner), 1869 according to
(N. Pevsner, Wiltshire, 1975, 290)
Listing NGR: ST9157068451
Source: English Heritage
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