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Primary School and Part of Presbytery, Egton

Description: Primary School and Part of Presbytery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 327484

OS Grid Reference: NZ8040605306
OS Grid Coordinates: 480406, 505306
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4368, -0.7618

Location: Barnard's Road, Egton, North Yorkshire YO21 1UX

Locality: Egton
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO21 1UX

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Listing Text

16/14 Primary School and
6.10.69 part of Presbytery
- II
Roman Catholic chapel, Presbytery and school; now County Primary School
and part of later Presbytery. c.1790; altered c.1865; further C20
alteration and extension. Herringbone-tooled sandstone; stone slate roof
with stone copings and kneelers. Extensions in dressed and re-used
sandstone. Original building rectangular with Presbytery at rear; later
extensions to front, rear and left side. 2-storey, 1-window gable end
with 1-storey lean-to extension in front. C20 door in extension. Large
mullioned and transomed window beneath tooled lintel above extension.
Canopied niche containing painted statue in gable apex. Semicircular
tablet beneath canopy inscribed:
18 90
Square bellcote, with shallow ogee cap and stone cross above; block
kneelers. Rear: 2-storey, 1-window outbuilding behind 1-storey, lean-to
extension. Outbuilding has 4-pane sash with stone sill and herringbone-
tooled lintel on ground floor. 24-pane first floor window with small
central sash, stone sill and tooled lintel. Left return: largely obscured
by later building, but five round-arched openings, four blocked, are
visible. Centre opening altered to doorway with divided overlight. Right
return: five original full-height round-arched windows with tooled sills,
small-pane glazing and Gothick-glazed heads. Interior. Within front
extension, original 6-panel door with two glazed lights. An historically
interesting building as a very early example of a purpose-built Catholic
chapel and school following the passage of the first Catholic Relief Act
in 1778. Egton had long been a centre of Catholicism in the North-East,
and in 1743 a chapel existed beside Bridge House occupied by the recusant
Smith family, and adjacent to the present church and school. In 1780
there were 415 Catholics in the district. In 1867 the chapel was replaced
by a new church and thereafter functioned solely as a school. Outbuilding
to rear of school, now part of C19 Presbtytery, was the original presby-
tery. Included for historic interest. Hugh Aveling, Northern Catholics.

Listing NGR: NZ8040605306

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Source: English Heritage

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