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Description: Downton Church of England (Controlled) Primary School
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319630
OS Grid Reference: SU1742321570
OS Grid Coordinates: 417423, 121570
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9933, -1.7531
DOWNTON GRAVEL CLOSE
5/71 Downton C of E (Controlled)
Board school, now primary school. 1895. Flemish bond brick with
limestone dressings, tiled roof, brick stacks. E-plan. Single
storey, ten windows. Projecting gable to left of centre has
elliptical-arched doorway with 2-light mullioned window over, to
left is 3-light mullioned and transomed window in Tudor-arched
opening with traceried panel over in gable, with date 1895. To
left and right are groups of sashes with pivot windows; the centre
of each group has hipped gablet over. To right is projecting gable
with groups of sashes with stone mullions and transoms. Stepped
eaves course, saddleback coping to gables. Lead and cast-iron
cylindrical vents to ridge of roof have conical cappings, brick
stacks have good decorated pots. Octagonal limestone belfry over
front door has traceried and chamfered openings and ogee roof with
weathervane. Left and right returns have similar groups of
sashes, with stone mullions and transoms to left return. To rear
are three gabled wings with groups of tall sashes and pivot-
windows, all with cambered flat arches and keystones, loop vents
over. Coverd yards between the wings have corrugated-iron arched
roofs on cast-iron piers.
Interior has planked doors and glazed sliding partitions between
larger rooms. Partly exposed roof timbers on stone corbels. A
good, unaltered example of a Board School, founded after the
Elementary Education Act of 1870.
Listing NGR: SU1742321570
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Source: English Heritage
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