CHURCH HALL, GRAMMAR SCHOOL HOUSE AND THE HEARSE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1136913
Date first listed:
01-Mar-1967
Date of most recent amendment:
08-Nov-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH HALL, GRAMMAR SCHOOL HOUSE AND THE HEARSE HOUSE, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH HALL, GRAMMAR SCHOOL HOUSE AND THE HEARSE HOUSE, CHURCH STREET

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Tarvin
National Grid Reference:
SJ 49171 66978

Details

SJ 46 NE TARVIN C.P. CHURCH STREET (East Side)

2/51 Church Hall, Grammar school House and the Hearse House (formerly listed as School to N. adjacent to church). 1/3/1967

GV II

Formerly grammar school, schoolmaster's house and hearse house, now church hall and 2 cottages: school 1666 founded by John Pickering, renovated 1845 for Rev Bowstead (Ormerod), much of remainder C18, including hearse house that was reconstructed here, after removal from next to south porch of church post 1791 (see plan in church). Some ashlar buff sandstone, remainder orange brick, Welsh slate roof and 2 brick chimneys. 1 and 2 storey 10-bay south front. Left end is former hearse house, partly in stone. Gable end has wide entrance with an arched lintel with a channelled key block. 2-bay brick structure next. Central 3 bays of former school with tall C17 chamfered stone plinth. Remainder in brick with 3 3-light casements with glazing bars. Adjacent schoolmaster's house with casements with glazing bars and door, under segmental brick heads. Lower 2-bay cottage at right end.

The celebrated penman John Thomasen (died 1740), transcriber for Queen Anne, was master here till his death, see memorial in south porch of church.

Listing NGR: SJ4917166978

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
55755
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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