Chard School, Fore Street, Chard Town - South Somerset

The building dates to1583. It became Chard Grammar School in 1671 and has been a school ever since. It has an L-Plan layout with five bays, a rear wing and two storeys with attics. The building was an advanced plan form for its date, notable for passage access to the main rooms. Features include squared chert Hamstone dressings, window hoods and mullions, plain tile roof and brick stacks. The rainwater goods are inadequate, areas of water ingress and structural issues where trusses have been altered.

Chard School, Fore Street, Chard Town - South Somerset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHARD SCHOOL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1205594
  • Local Planning Authority: South Somerset
  • Site Type: Education > College


  • Building Name: Chard School
  • County: Somerset
  • District / Borough: South Somerset
  • Parish: Chard Town
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Yeovil
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Educational (independent)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA