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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: 1023886



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Downton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 319630

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DOWNTON GRAVEL CLOSE SU 1721 (west side) 5/71 Downton C of E (Controlled) Primary School


Board school, now primary school. 1895. Flemish bond brick with limestone dressings, tiled roof, brick stacks. E-plan. Single storey, ten windows. Projecting gable to left of centre has elliptical-arched doorway with 2-light mullioned window over, to left is 3-light mullioned and transomed window in Tudor-arched opening with traceried panel over in gable, with date 1895. To left and right are groups of sashes with pivot windows; the centre of each group has hipped gablet over. To right is projecting gable with groups of sashes with stone mullions and transoms. Stepped eaves course, saddleback coping to gables. Lead and cast-iron cylindrical vents to ridge of roof have conical cappings, brick stacks have good decorated pots. Octagonal limestone belfry over front door has traceried and chamfered openings and ogee roof with weathervane. Left and right returns have similar groups of sashes, with stone mullions and transoms to left return. To rear are three gabled wings with groups of tall sashes and pivot- windows, all with cambered flat arches and keystones, loop vents over. Coverd yards between the wings have corrugated-iron arched roofs on cast-iron piers. Interior has planked doors and glazed sliding partitions between larger rooms. Partly exposed roof timbers on stone corbels. A good, unaltered example of a Board School, founded after the Elementary Education Act of 1870.

Listing NGR: SU1742321570

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National Grid Reference: SU 17423 21570


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