Description: Old Village School House
Date Listed: 10 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 334916
OS Grid Reference: SE5788906874
OS Grid Coordinates: 457889, 406874
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5553, -1.1276
BENTLEY WITH ARKSEY HIGH STREET
SE 50 NE (west side),
7/52 Old Village School
10.12.59 House (formerly
School house now youth club. 1683, altered and extended in C19. For Sir
George Cooke (d1683). Rubble magnesian limestone, Welsh slate roof.
1 storey, 5 bays; wing to rear right. Large quoins. Blocked central doorway
with bolection-moulded surround, pulvinated frieze and broken segmental
pediment (formerly with cartouche in tympanum). Other bays have recessed,
chamfered surrounds to tall 2-light mullioned windows with C20 casements and
trefoil-head lights beneath square heads. Continuous cyma-moulded dripmould.
Shaped kneelers and triangular gable copings. Tall rendered end stacks with
cornices. Rear: one window as front, otherwise altered; wing on left has
5-light window in its return and tall external stack in angle with main
"Sir George Cooke, Bart. gave by his will £200, and two cottages, for
building a fair school-house".
(Camden Britannica, page 849, cited by Miller p228).
D. Hey, Buildings of Britain 1550-1750, Yorkshire, 1981, p134 (plate).
E. Miller, The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, 1804.
Listing NGR: SE5788806877
Source: English Heritage
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