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Old Village School House, Arksey

Description: Old Village School House

Grade: II
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

Location: High Street, Doncaster DN5 0SF

Locality: Arksey
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN5 0SF

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Listing Text

SE 50 NE (west side),

7/52 Old Village School
10.12.59 House (formerly
listed as
Village School)
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

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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