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The Old School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.01 / 54°0'35"N

Longitude: -1.4694 / 1°28'9"W

OS Eastings: 434872

OS Northings: 457238

OS Grid: SE348572

Mapcode National: GBR LQ52.P8

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.DGJQ

Entry Name: The Old School House

Listing Date: 15 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293752

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330812

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Knaresborough

Built-Up Area: Knaresborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/143 No 102 (The Old School

School house, now house. Mid C18 with C20 restoration. Rendered, pantile
roof with 3 eaves cornices of stone slates. 2 storeys, 3 first-floor
windows. 6-panel door to right of centre, with fanlight, panelled reveals
and wooden doorcase, (erected since 1968). Large stone tablet above. To
right, sash with glazing bars in flush wood architrave with 9-pane unequally
hung sash above. To left, two 3-light side-sliding sashes with 24 panes,
with two 2-light side-sliding sashes with glazing bars above. Ashlar gable
coping and end stack of brick to left. The tablet above the door carries an
inscription listing the donors and date of the school. Thomas Richardson
gave this burgage house and £400 in trust to found an elementary school in
1765. It was know as Richardson's or the Charity School. By 1826 the
donations had totalled £2,139 and 30 children were admitted. E Hargrove,
History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresborough, 6th Edition, 1809,
p80. B Jennings, Harrogate and Knaresborough, 1970, p379.

Listing NGR: SE3487257238

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