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Description: Number 12 and the Old School
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333987
OS Grid Reference: SE3496502652
OS Grid Coordinates: 434965, 402652
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5194, -1.4741
WORSBROUGH WORSBROUGH VILLAGE
1/111 No 12 and
The Old School
House and attached school now church rooms. Late C16-C17 with later additions.
Deeply-coursed, dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roof. Irregular plan: 2-storey,
2-cell house with 4-bay wing to rear left (The Old School) having large Cl9
addition on its right return and smaller addition at rear-right corner.
House: altered doorway to right of centre has 4-pane sash on its right and original
3-light double-chamfered mullioned window on left with similar window over.
16-pane sash above door with blocked, double-chamfered single-light opening on
right. Shaped kneelers, cavetto-moulded gable copings. Rebuilt stone ridge
stack and end stack on right. Rear (end of school-room wing): paired 4-pane sashes
in original 3-light surround, 2-light double-chamfered window over. Shaped
kneelers and gable copings. 1-storey wing on left has panelled door to right of
paired 4-pane sashes, left end stack. C19 addition set back on left has renewed
casements and gable copings on left. Left return of house: original doorway on
left with chamfered quoins and cambered lintel now forms window. 4-light double-
chamfered mullioned window with dripstone on right has central mullion removed,
similar intact window above. Attached on left is The Old School: 4 large, transomed
casements with glazing bars in chamfered surrounds, chamfered doorway between bays
3 and 4.
Interior: ground-floor room on left has ashlar fireplace, similar lst-floor
fireplace backing onto it is now exposed on stairs. Ground-floor room on right has
scratch-moulded bressumer beam. Parts of the school may date back to 1560 when
court rolls record that "William Elmehyrste and William Broddesworth" were allowed
to build a grammar school on waste ground near the church (Wright p12).
J. G. Wright, Worsbrough: In Times Past, 1983.
Listing NGR: SE3496802654
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