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

Location

    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