Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1126377

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Jan-1984



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County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire (District Authority)

Parish: Chippenham

National Grid Reference: TL 66270 69763


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TL 66 NE CHIPPENHAM HIGH STREET (south-west side)

6/69 The School 1.12.51 House (formerly listed as School) GV II*

House, late C17, rebuilt c.1708 as a village school by Lord Orford, with medieval limestone and clunch foundations and basement walls. Local buff and red brick with red brick window and door jambs and quoins; limestone details. Plain tile hipped roof. One storey and basement with small C19 single storey brick extension to rear built as a soup kitchen. Facade altered in C19 when original triangular pediment was removed, and the parapets and possibly the window arches rebuilt. Symmetrical facade divided by giant brick pilasters with dentil enriched stone cornices; plinth with moulded stone band and three round, red gauged brick basement windows now sealed. Main entrance approached by brick steps and low side walls; eight, raised and fielded panelled door and rectangular fanlight with glazing bars in moulded wooden architrave. Wooden cornice forming shallow canopy supported on carved brackets. Eight round headed windows with fixed lights and glazing bars in original wooden frames in gauged brick arches with stone imposts and fanned key blocks. Interior converted to a dwelling. Basement approached from rear by C17 brick steps, has similar bricks in some internal walls and tunnel vaults. The clunch walls, possibly C13, with some re-used stone have two projecting corbels and possibly formed the foundations and basement walls to the Knights Hospitlers preceptory.

Wm Cole. Mss. Chippenham, C.R.O. Estate Map 1712 of Lord Orford's Estate. C.R.O. Barber R W. History of Chippenham, pp.10, 29. 1897 Pevsner. Buildings in England, p.322 V.C.H., Cambs. Vol. 2, p.264-66

Listing NGR: TL6627069763


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Legacy System number: 48994

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Barber, RW, History of Chippenham, (1897), 10
Barber, RW, History of Chippenham, (1897), 29
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 322
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1948), 264-266

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