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The Old Boys School and Schoolhouse and Attached Privies

A Grade II Listed Building in Leigh, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.922 / 52°55'19"N

Longitude: -1.9668 / 1°58'0"W

OS Eastings: 402329

OS Northings: 336066

OS Grid: SK023360

Mapcode National: GBR 387.TTZ

Mapcode Global: WHBD9.RTM9

Entry Name: The Old Boys School and Schoolhouse and Attached Privies

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273843

Location: Leigh, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Leigh

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


2/136 The Old Boys School
- and Schoolhouse and
attached privies

- II

Former School and schoolmaster's house, and privies. Dated 1857.
By G.E. Street. Red brick with blue brick decoration and ashlar
dressings; plain tile roof with crested ridge tiles; brick ridge stack
and brick integral lateral stacks. School room aligned east-west with
wing projecting from east end of south front to form an L-plan, L-shaped
schoolmaster's house attached to west with south projecting wing, and
stair turret in angle with schoolroom; privies attached to north-east
corner of building; C13 style Gothic details. South elevation:
Schoolmaster's house and stair turret to left, schoolroom to right.
Schoolmaster's house: 2-storey wing with first floor string and hipped
roof, incorporating truncated stair turret to right hand side; roughly
2 bays, windows have colonette mullions and trefoil-headed lights, 3 lights
to ground floor left with naturalistic foliage (oak leaves and acorns) to
capitals of-mullions, 2 lights to first floor left with stiff leaf capitals
to mullions, one light to first floor right, ground floor of stair turret
has a 2-light straight -headed window; pointed door to right of centre-
and buttress between it and the stair turret. Kitchen range to left with
lateral stack partly screened by low wall stepped down to the left.
Schoolroom: Gabled wing to right has pointed window with sill band,
containing 4 trefoil-headed lights and plate traceried quatrefoil over;
main range to left has central gabled dormer window of 3 lights; porch
with lean-to roof fills the space between stair turret and right hand
wing, board door to left of centre, fixed light windows to each side.
C20 single-storey flat-roof brick extension to right. East able: pointed
door to left with original hinges and latch, and hood mould stepped down
on right to a string course; central pointed window of 4 lights with
quatrefoil plate tracery over. North elevation: Schoolmaster's house
to right, schoolroom to left. Schoolmaster's house has 2-storey gabled
wing to left and single-storey range to right, windows with trefoil-
headed lights, those to wing have stiff leaf capitals to colonette
mullions, ground floor window has 4 lights, those to first floor left
and right have 2 lights, window to right hand range has 3 lights and
chamfered mullions; schoolroom has 2 windows, one of 4 lights to left
of centre and one of 2 lights to right. Single-storey extension to
right of schoolmaster's house. Interior: schoolroom has arch braced
collar roof with king post over, supporting a plank ridge, one pair of
purlins; internal doors have decorative wrought iron hinges, front door
has original latch. An attractive building interesting as an early
example of Street's use of polychrome brickwork.

Listing NGR: SK0232936066

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