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Blacklers no 1 Boarding House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4543 / 50°27'15"N

Longitude: -3.6893 / 3°41'21"W

OS Eastings: 280175

OS Northings: 62968

OS Grid: SX801629

Mapcode National: GBR QL.KZV3

Mapcode Global: FRA 375V.DK7

Entry Name: Blacklers no 1 Boarding House

Listing Date: 28 January 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101056

Location: Dartington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SXB6SW No 1 Boarding House
2/141 (Blacklers)


Boarding house at Dartington School 1933 by W E Lescaze of Howe and Lescaze
of America, assisted by R Hening. Rendered brick with plain concrete
coping to the parapet concealing a flat roof. 2 Small rendered stacks on
the roof.
Plan: Long rectangular plan with a single storey projection with a balcony
over the left at the back. The entrance and staircase rear the left
(north) end of the front gives access to a longitudinal passage off which
there are playroom/classrooms, a cloakroom, a kitchen, a dining
room/;playroom and at the left (north) end the housefather's flat. At the
right (north) end the first floor is carried over a covered playground
area; a longitudinal spine corridor gives access to the childrens' bed-
sitting rooms and washrooms at the rear. International Modern Style.
Exterior: 2 storey. Asymmetrical west front; recessed porch towards the
left with flush doors with small round lights; above the doorway a large
rectangular stair window with a dripcourse continuing to the left and right
over long horizontal bands of windows of 2, 4 and 3-lights, each light
divided by a concrete pier, the centre band much shallower. The ground
storey is similar but has deeper window bands, the right-hand classroom
window is the deepest and continues around the right-hand end to the back
under the projecting first floor of the right-hand end which is carried on
6 very slender steel tube posts and forms a covered playground area with
access from a doorway in the classroom. There is a large rendered fire
escape staircase on the right-hand end which was added recently. The rear
(east) has a continuous first floor window band, the right end had access
to the balcony over the projecting ground floor room below. The ground
floor windows are deeper. Some of the original steel window frames have
been replaced with aluminium windows.
To the left of the entrance on the west front date 1933 on the wall in
raised figures without serifs.
Interior: the stairs are in an open well with a solid balustrade with a
broad oak handrail cappings. The rooms at the left end have fireplaces
faced in marble above and to one side only. Flush doors throughout. Small
desks in the bed-sittingrooms.
Blacklers is the first of 3 similar boarding houses to be built at
Dartington School by Lescaze, cf No 2 (Chimmels) and No 3 (Orchards)
Source: Architects drawings in the Dartington Hall archive.

Listing NGR: SX8017562968

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