Description: Old School with Railings, Gate and Gate-Piers
Date Listed: 25 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 321633
OS Grid Reference: SE1448485980
OS Grid Coordinates: 414484, 485980
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2693, -1.7791
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SE 18 NW EAST WITTON TOWN EAST WITTON
10/11 Old School with railings,
gate and gate-piers
School, now house, and railings, gate and gate-piers. 1817. Sandstone
ashlar with herring-bone tooling, stone slate roof, wrought-iron railings.
Single storey, 3 bays. Projecting central porch with pointed-arched opening
with studded board door, and on sides blind pointed-arched single-lights;
crested parapets. School room: flanking the porch, broad pointed-arched
windows with intersecting Y-tracery. Ashlar copings, end stack right.
Range on left has been raised from 1 to 2 storeys and is not of special
interest. In front of school, low ashlar plinth with saddleback section
coping on top carrying simple railings with urn finials to standards.
Monolithic sandstone gate-piers flanking gate with simple bars and
decorative scrollwork in lower half. "The church school was erected by the
Earl of Ailesbury in 1817", Bulmer, History, Topography and Directory of
North Yorkshire, 1890, p 627.
Listing NGR: SE1448485980
Source: English Heritage
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