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Old School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ombersley, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2696 / 52°16'10"N

Longitude: -2.2287 / 2°13'43"W

OS Eastings: 384489

OS Northings: 263513

OS Grid: SO844635

Mapcode National: GBR 1F5.MCK

Mapcode Global: VH92F.B64Z

Entry Name: Old School House

Listing Date: 14 March 1969

Last Amended: 21 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350217

English Heritage Legacy ID: 148094

Location: Ombersley, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Ombersley

Built-Up Area: Ombersley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Ombersley

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 8463 OMBERSLEY CP WORCESTER ROAD (west side)

9/199 Old School House


14.3.69

GV II

School, now garage offices. Early C18 with mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations.
Handmade brick in random bond, whitened to front elevation, plain tiled
roof with overhanging eaves, hipped on return to Church Lane, large external
brick stack with offsets to rear right, also small brick stack to left side.
L-shaped plan; two storeys and attic with dormers; brick plinth, 2-course
band between storeys, moulded eaves cornice. Front elevation: main entrance
to right of centre has a moulded flat canopy on consoles, 6-panelled door
and transom light with central glazing bar; three windows on each floor,
2- and 3-light casements under gauged flat heads with projecting keyblocks,
blind window on first floor to left of centre; two gabled dormers with 2-
light casements. Return to Church Lane gable end, facing west, is a shaped
gable with ball finial designed to face the church in its earlier position.
Interior not inspected. The building was a former charity school and on
the blind first floor window of the front elevation is the following
inscription:
"This Charity School House/ founded by Richard Lloyd/
of Comhampton in this/ Parish Yeoman/ 1729/
For the instructing such/ children of this Parish in Reading/
English Writing and Arithmetic/ only whose Parents are not
assessed/ at above Five Pounds a Year".

This inscription refers to the money and lands assigned by Richard Lloyd
in his will to establish an Educational Trust responsible for founding a
school here in Ombersley Village, and at Sytchampton (qv).


Listing NGR: SO8448963513

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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