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Description: Primary School
Date Listed: 9 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 321118
OS Grid Reference: ST8793530487
OS Grid Coordinates: 387935, 130487
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0736, -2.1736
EAST KNOYLE CHURCH ROAD
ST 83 SE
8/12 Primary School
National school, now closed. 1872-73 by George Aitchison Jnr.,
paid for by Alfred Seymour of Knoyle House. Limestone ashlar,
steeply pitched tiled roof with coped verges. L-plan. Single-
storey. Entrance front at right angles to road; shouldered
doorway with flat stone hood on consoles and carved fluted
pilasters, two 2-light windows to left with Moorish cusped heads
and central shaft, dripstone. To right of door is gable end of
main schoolroom with large pointed window of 3 lights separated by
shafts and with oculi over each, tympanum filled with ornate plate
tracery of floral arrangement, moulded string course carried over
as hoodmould, square sundial to gable and turret at apex for
weathervane. Main front to road has five 2-light windows with
Moorish heads and centre shafts, eaves of roof carried on extended
rafters with carved ends. East gable end has rose window. Rear of
wing and main range have cross windows and 2-light mullioned
casements. An unusually original and expensive village school,
provided by the local gentry.
(VCH, Wiltshire, Vol XI, 1980)
Listing NGR: ST8793530487
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Source: English Heritage
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