The Old School
- 6 Jul 2002
- The Old School, Harberton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9 7SZ
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
HARBERTON 5X7856-5X7956 15/429 HARBERTONFORD The Old School
School, converted to house. 1848 and with extensions added in 1881, converted into house circa mid to late C20. Slate rubble with granite dressings. Steeply pitched Welsh slate roof with stone coping to gable ends with kneelers. Granite quoins. Tudor style.
Plan: Consists of main school room with entrance porch at left (north west) end and with 1881 wings at opposite south east and at rear (north east).
Exterior: storey with later attic floor inserted. Symmetrical south west front to main range. Projecting gabled tower at centre with tall single light stair window with chamfered granit frame with 4-centred head and hoodmould; clock in gable above. Large 5-light granite window either side with 4-centred headed lights and hoodmould, the mullions replaced with concrete replacements. Left hand (north west) gable end has single storey gabled porch with chamfered 4-centred headed granite doorway with hoodmould. Later first floor windows flanking above with concrete hoodmoulds and ventilation lancet in gable with pointed head and slate louvres; gable apex has ashlar base of former bellcote.
At opposite south east end a wing added in 1881, slightly set back to right of south west front with similar 3-light window probably reused from original south east gable end. Also added in 1881 rear (north east) wing has 3-light window with 4-centred headed lights.
Interior not inspected.
Note: Erected in 1848 by vicar of Harberton, Chancellor Martin, who added the School House (qv).
Source: Kelly's Directory 1897.
Listing NGR: SX7840656210
Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Keniston. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Keniston, Robert W
Rights Holder: Keniston, Robert W
Granite, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Victorian School, Education, House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling