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Former Boys School and Old School House, Wraxall and Failand

Description: Former Boys School and Old School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 33579

OS Grid Reference: ST4927371718
OS Grid Coordinates: 349273, 171718
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4422, -2.7312

Location: B3130, Wraxall, North Somerset BS48 1PL

Locality: Wraxall and Failand
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS48 1PL

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Listing Text

ST 47 SE WRAXALL CLEVEDON ROAD (south-west side)

3/183 Former Boys School and Old School

- II

School, now disused, and school house. 1856 for William Gibbs of Barrow
Gurney. Coursed rubble with freestone dressings; slate roof with coped raised
verges and finials; rubble and ashlar stacks. In a free Tudor Gothic style.
To the south is the school room of 2 bays. Gabled projecting porch with angle
buttresses; plank door with strap hinges; moulded surround with 4-centred head.
To the left is a 3-light cross window with ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds;
to the right of the porch is a single storey section with a 6-light king-mullion
window. The south-east gable end has angle buttresses; a 4-light cross window
with ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds, under a square dripmould with carved
head stops; above is a pierced quatrefoil light. The school house is to the
north-west and projects as a gabled cross wing. 2 storeys. 1:2:1 light bay
window with ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds; pierced parapet; continuous
string course over ground floor. Projecting section to right; plank door in
moulded surround with a 4-centred head. The north-west elevation is symmetrical,
of 3 bays, with the centre advanced; each bay is surmounted by a steep coped
gable; 3-light cross windows on the ground floor, 2-light casements on the

Listing NGR: ST4927371718

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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