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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.


List entry Number: 1138487



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Alvanley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Dec-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 57166

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ALVANLEY C.P. MANLEY ROAD SJ 47 SE South East Side 4/20 Alvanley School and former Schoolmaster's House. GV II Village school and schoolmaster's house circa 1860, possibly by J S Crowther. Brown brick; stone dressings; grey slate roof. In C13 manner. L-shaped school with projecting cross-gable right; 1 1/2 storey schoolmaster's house forms cross-gable left. Brickwork almost wholly in header bond. The central bay has a triple lancet window to schoolroom under a flush gable, with door to left in steeply shoulder-arched opening. Diminishing chimney with octagonal shaft of stone at junction of central bay and right cross-wing. The cross-wing has window of 3 trefoil-headed lights to front, a clock under gabled canopy on brackets and a small steepled belfry containing C17 bell from the church opposite (q.v.) which was rebuilt in 1860. Right side of cross-wing has 1 flush gable and 1 projecting gable, each with a triple lancet window. Schoolmaster's house has boarded door in shoulder-arched opening with trefoil overlight, a 4-light mullioned and transomed window and a 3-light leaded lattice dormer over. A pleasing, informal composition. Interior of school altered. "The church (St. John's q.v.) has character and the school more so" - Pevsner. The two buildings are of compatible character. Hence the tentative attribution of the school to J S Crowther.

Listing NGR: SJ4968574040

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National Grid Reference: SJ 49685 74040


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