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THE CHURCH ROOM INCLUDING LETTERBOX IN SOUTH WALL

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 CHURCH ROOM INCLUDING LETTERBOX IN SOUTH WALL

List entry Number: 1107244

Location

THE CHURCH ROOM INCLUDING LETTERBOX IN SOUTH WALL

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

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Mariansleigh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Oct-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 97619

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SS 72 SW MARIANSLEIGH

5/89 The Church Room including letterbox - in south wall GV II

Schoolhouse, now in use as the parish hall. Probably 1840s, built before 1850, (Whites Devon (1850)), converted to a Sunday School by 1839 (White's Devon (1879). Colourwashed and rendered, probably cob on stone rubble footings; corrugated asbestos roof, (formerly thatched), gabled at ends; left end stack with brick shaft. Gothick style in vernacular materials. Plan: Extremely small, rectangular on plan with the entrance on the south side. A lean-to at the left (west) end formerly housed the village pump. Exterior: Single-storey. The south elevation has one Gothick window to the left with a 2-centred arch, Gothick glazing bars and some panels of circa mid C19 ecclesiastical stained glass, possibly originating in the parish church which was severely damaged by fire in 1932. To the right there is a C20 plank door with a Gothick fanlight with curved glazing bars. A Victorian letter box is in the wall to the left of the door: this was the subject of a letter to the Times in the 1930s when the Reverend W.V. Tatham complained that it was too small to accommodate the village post (Tull). Interior: Not inspected. The school was probably converted to a Sunday School in 1876 when a large school was built at Oxham following the compulsory Education Act. An unusual survival of a very small schoolroom pre-dating the 1870 Education Act.

Listing NGR: SS7438822088

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Whites Directory' in History Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire, (1879)
'Whites Directory' in History Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire, (1850)

National Grid Reference: SS 74388 22088

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