School House and archway


Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1059349

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 28-Nov-1985

Statutory Address: School House, High Street


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Statutory Address: School House, High Street

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Ewelme

National Grid Reference: SU 64604 91379


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SU6491 8/96

EWELME HIGH STREET(North side) School House and archway

(Formerly listed as School House)


GV I House. c.1450 with C18 alterations. Red brick; old plain-tile roof; brick stacks. Two-storey, two-window range. Six-panel door to centre. Tripartite sash to right. Single-pane window to first floor centre. Twelve-pane segmental-headed unhorned sash to first floor right. Massive lateral stack to left. Massive end stack to right. Crow-stepped end gable to right. Rear: C18 front, two storey, six-window range with irregular fenestration of sashes. Interior not inspected but likely to be of interest.

Subsidiary wing of single storey and attic to left, joined with a brick squinch. Lancet to ground floor. Three-light gabled half-dormer. Mid C15 gateway to right of Tudor arch flanked by angled buttresses with embattled coping.

Part of the complex of buildings built at the expense of the Earl and Countess of Suffolk. The Countess (nee Alice Chaucer) was born at Ewelme in 1409, the daughter of Thomas Chaucer, the lord of the manor, and grand-daughter of Geoffrey, the poet. She married William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk in 1430 (created Duke of Suffolk 1448).

The use of brick is one of the earliest in the county.

Listing NGR: SU6460191387


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

Legacy System number: 247805

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Guide to St Marys Church Ewelme and to the Almshouses and the School, (1980)
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974)
Malcolm Airs, , 'Ewelme' in Archaeological Journal, , Vol. 135, (1978), 275-280

End of official listing