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Roecliffe School and the Schoolhouse, Roecliffe

Description: Roecliffe School and the Schoolhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331809

OS Grid Reference: SE3763965924
OS Grid Coordinates: 437639, 465924
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0879, -1.4261

Location: 1 Lime Tree Cottages, Roecliffe YO51 9LY

Locality: Roecliffe
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO51 9LY

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Listing Text


2/52 Roecliffe School and The
Schoolhouse (formerly listed
15.3.66 as "School")


School and schoolhouse. 1874 for Isabell Lawson in memory of her husband
Andrew Sherlock Lawson. In Victorian Gothick and Jacobean style. Dark red
brick, ashlar dressings, fish scale tile roofs. Of 2 storeys, composed of a
4-bay main hall with north porch and bell tower to left and centre, and a
gabled cross wing at each end, plus advanced bay of the attached schoolhouse
to right which faces west and is of 2 storeys and 3 bays. The hall has a
board door in the gabled porch, now a stock room, the windows are mullioned
and transomed; there are 2 gabled dormers with 3-light wooden mullion
windows and applied timber framing in the gables. The cross wings have
large Gothic-style pointed traceried windows, the gables have enriched
fretted barge boards. The porch has an inscription over the door: "Erected
1874 by Isabell Lawson / in memory of her beloved husband / Andrew Sherlock
Lawson / of Aldborough Manor". The arcaded bellcote and spire were
rebuilt 1984. The schoolhouse, right return, is in Tudor style with central
board door flanked by cross windows. First floor has 3-light mullioned
windows, 2 side bays are jettied and gabled. A ridge stack to left of
centre and to rear of roof ridge on right. Interior: the school hall has
original moveable timber partitions screening off the 2 classrooms in the
cross wings. The blocked fireplace is against the south wall and original
doors remain. The clock in the belfry is reached via a 'Jacob's Ladder'
from the small ground-floor room. The access from the schoolhouse to the
school is through a door opposite the front door, beside the staircase.

Listing NGR: SE3763965924

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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