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THE OLD SCHOOL

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

List entry Number: 1118158

Location

THE OLD SCHOOL, POLEHAMPTON CLOSE

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

County:

District: Wokingham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Twyford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Jun-1993

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 41408

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

The following Building shall be added

TWYFORD SU77NE POLEHAMPTON CLOSE

2/10000 The Old School GV II

Former school. c1887, erected by The Polehampton Trust. Grey Reading brick with red Reading brick pilasters, strips, panels, cornices and dressings to windows, chimneys and gables. Tiled roofs with segmental and triangular pedimented Flemish gables having terracotta ball finials and, to the main elevation, a tall enriched brick chimney stack. Queen Anne style. Open courtyard plan with projection to east. Single storey. Plain entrance on main facade within a gabled lower wing, partly timber framed and having 4 lights with glazing bars beneath a tile hung gable with a vertically set window. Main windows are tall sashes with glazing bars and gauged brick segmental heads with keystones; western facing gable windows of Venetian type. Well detailed terracotta airbricks and metal bootscraper and rosette rainwater pipe brackets. Interior retains original features including open timber roof trusses. This school was built on the site of the demolished chapel of a school founded in 1721 by Edward Polehampton for the education of 10 poor Twyford boys. The masters house still exists (qv) and the school is attached to it, being a replacement for the original school room; it was still only for boys, a girls and infants school being built the following year in the village.

Listing NGR: SU7865975974

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National Grid Reference: SU7865975974

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