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Former Primary School, Highworth

Description: Former Primary School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 July 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 318474

OS Grid Reference: SU2007992205
OS Grid Coordinates: 420079, 192205
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6283, -1.7113

Location: Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7AH

Locality: Highworth
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN6 7AH

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Listing Text

(east side)
Former Primary School
(formerly listed as
Old Infants School
under Swindon Road)
SU 2092 SW 18/344 7.7.76


Datestone "Erected A.D.1835". Small Gothic school with house in visually
very important position. Stone with slate roof. Various additions.
Front: 2 storeys coursed rubble with 2 large ashlar chimneys. One-three-one
bays (the outer ones added probably circa 1840) with chamfered corners. Central
gable with cope for bellcote, panel under. Two flanking small pane glazing
bar sashes. Projecting stone porch with chamfered piers and 6 panel door
flanked by modern glazed sun parlours. Side wings each have a 2 light glazing
bar casement on first floor with quoins, right hand wing a triangular headed
ledged door. Return: one bay with triangular headed ground floor windows.
Extended 1850s to south with 3 school rooms - 3 bays with simplified 'Y' tracery
windows leading up to 2 taller gables of cross buildings of school rooms,
initials 'AC' and 'RE' in apexes. Interior of later school rooms have arch-braced
collar trusses.

Listing NGR: SU2007992205

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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