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The Old School House, Knaresborough

Description: The Old School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 330812

OS Grid Reference: SE3487257238
OS Grid Coordinates: 434872, 457238
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0100, -1.4694

Location: 102 A59, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 0HN

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 0HN

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/143 No 102 (The Old School

School house, now house. Mid C18 with C20 restoration. Rendered, pantile
roof with 3 eaves cornices of stone slates. 2 storeys, 3 first-floor
windows. 6-panel door to right of centre, with fanlight, panelled reveals
and wooden doorcase, (erected since 1968). Large stone tablet above. To
right, sash with glazing bars in flush wood architrave with 9-pane unequally
hung sash above. To left, two 3-light side-sliding sashes with 24 panes,
with two 2-light side-sliding sashes with glazing bars above. Ashlar gable
coping and end stack of brick to left. The tablet above the door carries an
inscription listing the donors and date of the school. Thomas Richardson
gave this burgage house and £400 in trust to found an elementary school in
1765. It was know as Richardson's or the Charity School. By 1826 the
donations had totalled £2,139 and 30 children were admitted. E Hargrove,
History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresborough, 6th Edition, 1809,
p80. B Jennings, Harrogate and Knaresborough, 1970, p379.

Listing NGR: SE3487257238

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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