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Burton in Lonsdale Endowed First School Schoolmasters House and Garden Wall and Gatepiers

A Grade II Listed Building in Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1453 / 54°8'42"N

Longitude: -2.54 / 2°32'23"W

OS Eastings: 364823

OS Northings: 472294

OS Grid: SD648722

Mapcode National: GBR BNPH.WS

Mapcode Global: WH952.Y2NH

Entry Name: Burton in Lonsdale Endowed First School Schoolmasters House and Garden Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1301402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324103

Location: Burton in Lonsdale, Craven, North Yorkshire, LA6

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Burton in Lonsdale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Burton-in-Lonsdale All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

BURTON IN LONSDALE
SD 67 SW
1/8 Burton in Lonsdale
Endowed First School:
Schoolmaster's House
and garden wall and
gatepiers
- II
Formerly schoolmaster's and schoolmistress's houses, now one house. 1853. Ashlar,
slate roof. Gable end to street. Symmetrical composition, 2 storeys, 4 bays.
2 entrances, former master's to left and mistress's to right, both with single-storey
projecting porches. Tudor arched head to moulded surround and moulded stepped
parapet; plank door to left, glazed to right. 2 ground floor 3-light cavetto
mullioned windows; fixed lights. Upper floor sill band with panel below inscribed:
ERECTED AND ENDOWED AT THE SOLE EXPENCE OF
RICHARD THORNTON ESQ
OF THE CITY OF LONDON MERCHANT
ANNO DOMINI 1851;
TO COMMEMORATE THE PLACE OF HIS NATIVITY,
AND FOR THE FUTURE BENEFIT OF
THE POOR CHILDREN OF BURTON,
AND THORNTON IN LONSDALE
On upper floor are 2 outer single light windows with cavetto jambs and splayed
sills, and 2 similar but 2-light windows; casements. In centre is round headed
niche with moulded surround containing bust of Thornton on octagonal pedestal.
In gable is panel inscribed:
THORNTON'S
SCHOOL
FOUNDED AD 1853
Flanked by 2 small trefoil breathers to roof space. Corbelled sexagonal finial
to gable. Gable is stepped to left and right with animal gargoyle on left-and
right-hand return. To left is gable end of boys' school: 2-light lancet window
with recessed panel above inscribed 'PERSEVERANCE'. Gargoyle in form of winged
animal and fleur-de-lis finial to gable. To right is gable end of girls' school
in similar style with panel inscribed 'INDUSTRY'. Garden walls and gatepiers
of rock faced masonry and ashlar coping. Retaining wall to garden has 4 octagonal
pillars and 2 pillars at base of steps. 4 similar gatepiers at entrance to boys'
school and master's house, with a similar arrangement to the mistress's house,
linked by a wall fronting the road.

Listing NGR: SD6482372294

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