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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314836
English Heritage Legacy ID: 334779
Location: Braithwell, Doncaster, S66
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
BRAITHWELL HIGH STREET
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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