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Box Primary School and School House, Box

Description: Box Primary School and School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 317020

OS Grid Reference: ST8259168585
OS Grid Coordinates: 382591, 168585
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4160, -2.2517

Location: High Street, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8NF

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8NF

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Listing Text

(north side)

3/157 Box Primary School and
School House


Primary School, 1874-5 by J. Hicks of Redruth, extended 1894, small
ashlar block banded in rock-faced rubble stone with Bridgwater
tiled roofs and crested ridge tiles. Single storey long school
range with 2-storey house at east end. Gothic style. Near
symmetrical main front of 2 projecting wings with coped gables,
crocketted near apex, flanking recessed centre with smaller,
slightly projected central gable. Central gable has 3-light window
in pointed frame, lights with ogee heads, wings have similar window
flanked by ogee-headed single lights. Voussoirs alternate ashlar
and rock-faced blocks. To left of centre gable C20 main door, to
right, 2-light flat-headed window and pointed-arched doorway with
Y-tracery overlight, inscribed 'Girls and Infants' on lintel. Left
wing is extended to left with similar doorway inscribed 'Boys
Entrance' at base of a thin ashlar clock tower rising to a gabled
clock face with clasping square pinnacles and ashlar pyramid roof
with 2 finials. Extension to left with 2-light flat-headed window
and west gable. Taller gabled parallel wing behind. At right end,
School House, with pointed arched door and window over to left of 2
storey canted bay with steep hipped roof carried through as cross
wing to coped north gable.

Listing NGR: ST8259168585

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Source: English Heritage

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