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Old School House (Now Braithwell Darby and Joan Club and Wrvs Rooms), Braithwell

Description: Old School House (Now Braithwell Darby and Joan Club and Wrvs Rooms)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 334779

OS Grid Reference: SK5310594557
OS Grid Coordinates: 453105, 394557
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4451, -1.2019

Location: High Street, Braithwell, Doncaster S66 7AW

Locality: Braithwell
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: S66 7AW

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Listing Text

SK59SW (east side)

8/4 Old School House (now
Braithwell Darby and
Joan Club and WRVS


School house now meeting rooms. Dated 1693, altered. Founder John Bosvile.
Irregularly-coursed limestone rubble, pantile roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays; 1-
storey wing to rear left. Rusticated ashlar quoins. Central door in raised
and chamfered ashlar surround. Flanking bays have later sashes with
horizontal glazing bars. 1st floor: band beneath similar windows; central
ashlar plaque inscribed:
'In / Dei gloriam / Patriae Commodum / Hancce Scholam / Fundavit / Johan
Bosvile / 1693'
Shaped kneelers, roll-moulded gable copings; rebuilt brick end stacks. Rear:
on left of wing are C20 casements in ashlar surrounds to each floor (the
lower window now with concrete lintel). Right return: sundial set in wall on
left has iron gnomen and shield with lozenges and stars; blocked ashlar
window surround on right.
John Bosvile, a tanner of Wardsend in the Parish of Ecclesfield, gave a
plentiful endowment to the school which Miller (p248) notes was much reduced
by fraud and mismanagement.
E. Miller, The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, 1804.

Listing NGR: SK5310594557

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Source: English Heritage

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