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Oak House, the Court House and the Old School House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolverley and Cookley, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4129 / 52°24'46"N

Longitude: -2.2527 / 2°15'9"W

OS Eastings: 382905

OS Northings: 279462

OS Grid: SO829794

Mapcode National: GBR 1CD.M9G

Mapcode Global: VH91M.WMX4

Entry Name: Oak House, the Court House and the Old School House

Listing Date: 25 February 1958

Last Amended: 18 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157148

Location: Wolverley and Cookley, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY11

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Wolverley and Cookley

Built-Up Area: Fairfield

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Kidderminster Ismere

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

WOLVERLEY & COOKLEY CP WOLVERLEY
SO 87 NW
6/156 Oak House, The Court House
and The Old School House
25.2.58 (formerly listed as Old
Seabright School and houses
adjoining on north and south)
GV II*
Former school, now two houses and council chamber. 1829, probably by William
Knight, with some late C20 alterations. Sandstone ashlar, brick and painted
brick with tile roof. Central block: two storeys with full-height Gothick
portico; this has an arcade of three 2-centred heads divided by stepped
buttresses with octagonal corner turrets with crenellated caps; parapet between
is plain with raised centre bearing a shield over the date 1620 (foundation date).
Behind arcade there is a platform at first floor level approached by flights of
steps from each side; entrance to ground floor is centrally placed under a wide
Tudor arch. Wall behind on first floor has two windows of three cinquefoiled
lights flanking a central entrance with 2-centred head under clock.
Oak House (to left): of painted brick, two storeys with stone coped parapet and
moulded cornice. Three windows: two 3-lights under square heads with square labels
flank a central quatrefoil window. Ground floor: central entrance has a flat
canopy with cast iron decoration, 3-pane overlight and 6-panelled door.
The Old School House (to right); unpainted brick, same design as house to left.
(BoE, p 291-292; Colvin, H; A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects
1600 - 1840, 1978, p 497).


Listing NGR: SO8290579462

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