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Old School House (Now Braithwell Darby and Joan Club and Wrvs Rooms)

A Grade II Listed Building in Braithwell, Doncaster

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Latitude: 53.4451 / 53°26'42"N

Longitude: -1.2019 / 1°12'6"W

OS Eastings: 453105

OS Northings: 394557

OS Grid: SK531945

Mapcode National: GBR NX1L.LR

Mapcode Global: WHDDF.HNWR

Entry Name: Old School House (Now Braithwell Darby and Joan Club and Wrvs Rooms)

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334779

Location: Braithwell, Doncaster, S66

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Braithwell

Built-Up Area: Braithwell

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Braithwel St James

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SK59SW (east side)

8/4 Old School House (now
Braithwell Darby and
Joan Club and WRVS


School house now meeting rooms. Dated 1693, altered. Founder John Bosvile.
Irregularly-coursed limestone rubble, pantile roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays; 1-
storey wing to rear left. Rusticated ashlar quoins. Central door in raised
and chamfered ashlar surround. Flanking bays have later sashes with
horizontal glazing bars. 1st floor: band beneath similar windows; central
ashlar plaque inscribed:
'In / Dei gloriam / Patriae Commodum / Hancce Scholam / Fundavit / Johan
Bosvile / 1693'
Shaped kneelers, roll-moulded gable copings; rebuilt brick end stacks. Rear:
on left of wing are C20 casements in ashlar surrounds to each floor (the
lower window now with concrete lintel). Right return: sundial set in wall on
left has iron gnomen and shield with lozenges and stars; blocked ashlar
window surround on right.
John Bosvile, a tanner of Wardsend in the Parish of Ecclesfield, gave a
plentiful endowment to the school which Miller (p248) notes was much reduced
by fraud and mismanagement.
E. Miller, The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, 1804.

Listing NGR: SK5310594557

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