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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: 1177850



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

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Appleby Magna

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Dec-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 187906

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SK 30 NW 6/17

APPLEBY MAGNA TOP STREET (east side) The Sir John Moore Church of England School

16.12.52 GV I School, 1697. Architect: Sir William Wilson. Red brick with stone dressings, quoins, string courses and leaded mullion and transom windows. Stone cornice and brick and stone parapet hides C20 roofing material replacing lead. Central section of 2 storeys and 5 windows recessed behind arcade of less than 1 storey. 2 crossing side wings of 2 windows each, 3 storeys, on stone plinth containing basement. Arcade of five round arches with stone dressings, floor flags and cornice. Within, a round arched central doorway up 5 semi-circular stone steps. Round headed oak door of 8 fielded panels in two leaves. Above 5 tall windows with alternating segmental and triangular pediments. Upper floor has five circular windows, the centre containing a clock dial. 2 pairs of tall rectangular brick stacks, axially placed above inner wall of wings. Large central circular wood and leaded-light lantern with dome and ball finial. On roof the clock bell inscribed I.S. 1585. On right front a c1900 2 storey and basement wing in similar style. Otherwise original windows as on left front. Left front of 5 windows and central doorway with bolection moulded surround, 2-light fanlight over and cornice on consoles. Later doorway to left. Doors reached by platform and 2 sets of stone steps with stone wall and entry to basement below. Rear copies front facade but for C18/19 red brick one storey addition of four windows in recessed central section. Arcade cornice re-used. To left a C19 extruded red brick -stair turret with original tall windows re-inserted. Ground floor of this original with left arch of arcade re-used as glazed doorway. Interior: Great Hall fills centre part and is plain but for oak-panelled dado carved with scholars names and dates and on left wall a niche the segmental pediment of which contains the Moore arms in a cartouche. Within a life-sized hatted statue by Wilson of Sir John Moore in Alderman's dress, the niche being flanked by pilasters ornamented with carvings of the City mace and sword. Pedestal of statue bears a plaque inscribed "To the memory of Sir John Moore, Knight and Alderman of the City of London, who erected this School A.D. 1697, and endowed the same for ye education of ye male children of the parishes and towns of Appleby, Norton, Austrey, Newton-in-ye-Thistles, Stretton-in-ye-Field, Mesham, Snarston, Chilcot and by ye statutes made A.D. 1706 it was made free for all England". Below either side stone bolection moulded doorways. At right end a C19 gallery. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK3137209146

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

National Grid Reference: SK 31372 09146


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