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School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7012 / 52°42'4"N

Longitude: -3.0988 / 3°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 325844

OS Northings: 312071

OS Grid: SJ258120

Mapcode National: GBR B2.2V1Z

Mapcode Global: WH79J.CCLJ

Entry Name: School House

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16769

Building Class: Education

Location: Alongside the A483 150m approx. N of the church at Pool Quay.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Locality: Pool Quay

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: The school was built at the initiative of the Third Earl of Powis in conjunction with the provision of a church at Pool Quay. He gave the site, though it was the parishioners who were responsible for building the school. The building was completed in 1863, and a second class-room was added to the rear in 1872. The school was closed in 1946.

Exterior: Brick with slate roof; axial and rear wall stacks. Single storeyed school room to the right, and schoolmaster's house as a 2 storeyed gabled cross-range to the left. This has doorway in its re-entrant angle, and wood mullioned and transomed windows of 2 and 3 lights with flat arched gauged brick heads in the gable end. Fretted barge-boards to gable. School room has 3x3-light wood transomed windows, and similar windows in gable end and rear wing, which also houses entrance. All windows have lattice glazing.

Included as a good example of a small rural school of the mid C19.

Reference: D.H.W., 'Parish of Pool Quay', leaflet in Pool Quay Church.

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