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Captain Cook's Schoolroom, Great Ayton

Description: Captain Cook's Schoolroom

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332985

OS Grid Reference: NZ5616910708
OS Grid Coordinates: 456169, 510708
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4886, -1.1344

Location: High Street, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire TS9 6NH

Locality: Great Ayton
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: TS9 6NH

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Listing Text

NZ 5610
(north side)
12/57 No 99 (Captain Cook's
schoolroom), No 103 and
23.6.66 No 105 (formerly listed
as No 103 and 105 (Parish
Council Room)
- II
Pair of houses with cottage adjoining on left. 2 builds, early and later C18.
Large coursed squared stone with plinth. Pantiled roofs, stone copings, brick
stacks. No 99, 2 storeys, 3 windows above and one below, irregular. Yorkshire
sashes and a ground floor shop window. At left a bronze plaque erected in 1914
commemorates Captain Cook's attendance at the school. Nos 103 and 105 taller
and broader. 2 storeys, 4 windows, irregular. Doors open off central passage.
2 and 3-light Yorkshire sashes, and 2 fixed lights with opening panes at right.
High-pitched swept roof; large coped stack at junction and smaller one at
right. Left return entrance to No 99, with a 3-light ground floor window and
small light in gable peak. Rear elevation shows stone stairs to first floor
boarded schoolroom door with inscription: 'Michael Postgate built this school
house in year 1704. Rebuilt 1785'. Lean-to at left of stair. Rear elevation
of Nos 103 and 105 shows similar irregular fenestration and a boarded passage

Listing NGR: NZ5616910708

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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