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National School for Boys, Knaresborough

Description: National School for Boys

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330752

OS Grid Reference: SE3496256942
OS Grid Coordinates: 434962, 456942
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0073, -1.4680

Location: Castlegate, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8AS

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 8AS

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/88 National School for Boys


School, now offices. 1814. Ashlar, Westmorland slate roof. Single storey,
2 x 5 bays, with lower single-storey, 3-bay range to left and C20 addition
to east. North front: main block has 24-pane sashes with projecting sills
and shouldered wedge lintels, hipped roof, and central stone tablet above
eaves level inscribed 'NATIONAL SCHOOL ERECTED 1814' with scroll decoration.
Lower range: original entrance, now with C20 iron gate, on right. C20
windows. Rear: main block windows as front. Lower range has sashes with
glazing bars. Interior: floor inserted to main range. This was the first
school in the district to be established by the National Society for the
Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church which was
founded in 1811. It has accommodation for 200 boys. The 1851 map shows the
layout of the building, which was composed of a large hall on the west side,
and about 5 small rooms along the east side. B Jennings (Ed) Harrogate and
Knaresborough, 1970, pp 380-1. Ordnance Survey Map of Knaresborough, Scale
5 feet to 1 mile) 1851.

Listing NGR: SE3496256942

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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