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The Old Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Dronfield, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.3017 / 53°18'5"N

Longitude: -1.4739 / 1°28'25"W

OS Eastings: 435160

OS Northings: 378430

OS Grid: SK351784

Mapcode National: GBR LZ48.Q5

Mapcode Global: WHDF2.B8DQ

Entry Name: The Old Grammar School

Listing Date: 7 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335485

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79502

Location: Dronfield, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire, S18

County: Derbyshire

District: North East Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Dronfield

Built-Up Area: Dronfield

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Dronfield St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 37 NE
The Old Grammar School
No 18 Church Street
House, formerly school. C17 or earlier with alterations in C18
and C19. Roughcast coal measures sandstone, gable and sidewall
ashlar stacks, some with brick tops. Plain gables and a stone
slated roof. Two storeys, four bays, with sash windows with
glazing bars to the upper sashes, with painted flush stone
surrounds. Two ground floor windows retain glazing bars to both
sashes. Doorway to east end with flush stone surround, and a
C20 glazing door. Single storey range at right angles to the
rear, with low pitched roof. Interior. Large ground floor
room, with evidence of former openings suggesting that a cross
passage separated a single end bay from an open schoolroom. The
reveals to the openings contain C17 graffiti. First floor
fireplace with C17 surround. The school was founded in 1568 in
accordance with the provisions of the will of Henry Fanshawe,
the Remembrancer of the Court of the Exchequer to Elizabeth 1st.
An inquisition held at Derby in 1590 refers to 'a house newly
built called Le Scholehouse with 1 1/2 acres of land and a cottage
adjoining' being conveyed to the Vicar and Churchwardens.

Listing NGR: SK3516078430

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