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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1022168



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lacock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Dec-1960

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 315525

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LACOCK HIGH STREET ST 9168 (north side) 4/90 Lacock Primary School 20.12.60 GV II

School 1824, extended 1852 and 1869 by Pritchard (Pevsner). Squared rubble stone with stone slate roofs. Original school has symmetrical front of two 4-light Tudor-style mullion windows with hood moulds flanked by Tudor style doors. Between windows, carved stone Talbot arms with plaque beneath 'Erected by W.H.F. Talbot Esqr 1824'. Left end addition is steeply roofed Perpendicular Gothic style with far-projecting cross wing and short link with end stack to original building. Coped gables, large Perpendicular style 4-light south end window and east side stack. Lean-to passage against east wall added 1911 by H. Brakspear. West side wall has centre gable over 3-light windows, 2-light flat-headed windows each side and heavy corbels to gutter. Interior: fine mid C16 doorcase with cornices each side removed from north-east chapel of Lacock Church in 1861 restoration. School was founded by W.H. Fox-Talbot to mark his 21st birthday in 1821 and is said to have been enlarged in 1852 and 1871 (village guide) or 1864 (Kelly's Directory and Pevsner), 1869 according to school log-book. (N. Pevsner, Wiltshire, 1975, 290)

Listing NGR: ST9157168447

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975), 290
'Kelly's Directory' in Kelly's Directory, ()

National Grid Reference: ST9157168447


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