This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.

THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

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.

Name: THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

List entry Number: 1052128

Location

THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, 9, MAIN STREET

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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Kettering

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Jan-1987

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 230862

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

ASHLEY MAIN STREET SP7990 (North side) 7/5 No.9 (The Old School House) GV II School and attached masters house, now one dwelling. School 1858 and masters house 1865 by Sir G.G. Scott for Rev. R. Pulteney. Limestone ashlar with slate roof laid to diminishing courses. L-shape plan with the 2 arms linked only at the inside corners. In C17 style. School of 2-window range of 2 pairs of 2-light stone mullion windows under segmental arch recesses. Central gabled porch has 2 arch head doors with decorated roundel above. Decorative cast iron gutter. Ashlar gable parpets and kneelers and ashlar stacks with cusped decoration to copings. Gables to left and right have pairs of tall, 2-light, stone mullion windows with transoms under blank painted arch heads with cusping, shafts and foliated capitals. Inscription "schools" on rectangular plaque of each gable. Masters house attached at right angles to right of school of 3-window ranged 2- and 3-light stone mullion windows. Centre bay breaks forward to form gabled porch and flanking first floor windows have small gables over. Central C19 plank door has decorative strap hinges and moulded stone surround. Raised band between floors. All windows have leaded diamond panes. Cast iron gutter and rainwater heads. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers and ashlar stacks, similar to those of school, at ends. Polygonal stair turret to rear. Interior of school has 2 moulded stone fireplaces by Sir G.G. Scott. Originally used as a Sunday School. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.931.

Listing NGR: SP7945690966

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 93

National Grid Reference: SP 79456 90966

Map

Map
© Crown Copyright and database right 2017. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1052128 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Nov-2017 at 01:05:49.

End of official listing