Bideford And District Angling Club, Attached Walls And Gatepiers / Church Infants' School

25 Sep 1999
Bideford And District Angling Club, Attached Walls And Gatepiers, High Street, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2AN
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Church Infants' School, High Street, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2AN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS4526 HIGH STREET 842-1/5/116 (South East side) 04/02/91 Bideford and District Angling Club, attached walls and gatepiers


Formerly known as: Church Infants' School HIGH STREET. Infants' school, now club. 1845, with minor additions (mostly late C20). Coursed stone rubble in varying shades of brown; details in limestone, probably from Somerset. Slate roof. Stone-rubble chimneys with limestone caps. L-shaped plan with rear wing to right; at rear of front range a parallel range projecting slightly at left-hand end; smaller, lower blocks attached to left of front range and rear of wing. Single-storeyed with garret. Symmetrical front to High Street with gabled entrance-porch in centre flanked by 2 large windows on either side; 3 similar windows to Honestone Street with doorway in lean-to porch at right-hand end. Front porch has doorway with chamfered limestone surround having 4-centred arch and hood-mould; double plank-doors. On top of the gable a stone structure, possibly the base of a bell-cote. Windows flat-headed with chamfered limestone surround and hood-moulds; 3-paned glazing with margin-panes (glazing-bars apparently metal). End-gables and porch have stepped limestone copings and kneelers. Windows to Honestone Street match those at the front, but with later wooden mullions, transoms and glazing-bars. Left-hand window, which lies in the gable-end of the front range, has above it a narrow window with chamfered limestone surround. Windows to right (in the wing) have above them dormer gables with msall square windows in similar style, together with copings and kneelers like those on the front range. Doorway at right-hand end has chamfered limestone surround with flat head and hood-mould. INTERIOR not inspected. Walls of coursed stone rubble with cement-rendered copings, except that most of the High Street section, extending to the rounded corner with Honestone Street, has been rebuilt in coarser masonry. The original section to Honestone Street has square stone-rubble gate-piers with quoins and pyramidal caps of limestone. (Grant A: Book of Bideford: 1987-: P.104).

Listing NGR: SS4508926533


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1773 IOE Records taken by Tim Sanders; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Tim Sanders. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Sanders, Tim

Rights Holder: Sanders, Tim


Limestone, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Victorian Infant School, Education, Elementary School, School, Gate Pier, Unassigned, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier, Club, Recreational