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Old Village School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bentley, Doncaster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5553 / 53°33'19"N

Longitude: -1.1276 / 1°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 457889

OS Northings: 406875

OS Grid: SE578068

Mapcode National: GBR NWKB.N7

Mapcode Global: WHDCW.NW7T

Entry Name: Old Village School House

Listing Date: 10 December 1959

Last Amended: 23 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334916

Location: Doncaster, DN5

County: Doncaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Bentley

Built-Up Area: Bentley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Arksey All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

BENTLEY WITH ARKSEY HIGH STREET
SE 50 NE (west side),
Arksey

7/52 Old Village School
10.12.59 House (formerly
listed as
Village School)
GV II
School house now youth club. 1683, altered and extended in C19. For Sir
George Cooke (d1683). Rubble magnesian limestone, Welsh slate roof.
1 storey, 5 bays; wing to rear right. Large quoins. Blocked central doorway
with bolection-moulded surround, pulvinated frieze and broken segmental
pediment (formerly with cartouche in tympanum). Other bays have recessed,
chamfered surrounds to tall 2-light mullioned windows with C20 casements and
trefoil-head lights beneath square heads. Continuous cyma-moulded dripmould.
Shaped kneelers and triangular gable copings. Tall rendered end stacks with
cornices. Rear: one window as front, otherwise altered; wing on left has
5-light window in its return and tall external stack in angle with main
range.

"Sir George Cooke, Bart. gave by his will £200, and two cottages, for
building a fair school-house".
(Camden Britannica, page 849, cited by Miller p228).

D. Hey, Buildings of Britain 1550-1750, Yorkshire, 1981, p134 (plate).

E. Miller, The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, 1804.


Listing NGR: SE5788806877

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