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Mid Devon (District Authority)
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SS 71194 12636


CHAWLEIGH CHAWLEIGH SS 71 SW 2/41 Chawleigh Village School and - Old School House GV II

Village school and house, former school house on site of church house. Circa 1850 with late C19 extension. Local mudstone rubble to cut to rough blocks and set to rough courses: stone stacks all disused with their shafts removed except 2 with C20 brick chimney shafts; slate roof. The original range facing south away from churchyard. It contains 3-room plan house to right (east) and the school to left. Rear corner stack to right end room and other disused axial stacks. 3 of floor rooms served by projecting front lateral stacks. School has late C19 single storey crosswing extension. Main block 2 storeys and has restrained Jacobean style. Nearly symmetrical 7-window front of 3-light mullion-and-upper-transom casements with cast iron glazing bars holding hexagonal panes of glass. All windows have flat-headed embrasures with relieving arches of shaped stones. Centre left ground floor window has C20 leaded glass in same pattern as originals. Centre right ground floor window replaced by C20 door. Right of centre doorway to house has panelled door and stone gabled porch with 2-centred outer arch. Large gable porch left of centre to school. Front door has large overlight glazed in same manner as the windows. First floor windows interrupted by projecting chimney stacks which rests on plain corbels either side of small central arch. End wall carried up above eaves a short distance as flat topped parapets which die into gable ends of roof. The left one is surmounted by a small brick bellcote. Right end blind except for C20 replacement casement. Irregular rear elevation, 4 to first floor and 5 to ground floor of windows similar to those on front. Late C19 school is a gable ended block with a small gable ended entrance lobby projecting from right side of front gable. Front of school room and the lobby have Bathstone mullion-and-transom windows with Tudor arched heads, 3 and 2 lights respectively, and contain minimum of glazing bars. Slatted ventilator to main gable. Rear gable has plain 2-light window. Interiors not inspected. The vicinity of the church contains a varied group of attractive listed buildings.

Listing NGR: SS7119412636


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

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Date: 07 Apr 2004
Reference: IOE01/11994/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert Vickery. Source Historic England Archive
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