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BURTON IN LONSDALE ENDOWED FIRST SCHOOL SCHOOLMASTERS HOUSE AND GARDEN WALL AND GATEPIERS

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: BURTON IN LONSDALE ENDOWED FIRST SCHOOL SCHOOLMASTERS HOUSE AND GARDEN WALL AND GATEPIERS

List entry Number: 1301402

Location

BURTON IN LONSDALE ENDOWED FIRST SCHOOL SCHOOLMASTERS HOUSE AND GARDEN WALL AND GATEPIERS

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burton in Lonsdale

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Jun-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 324103

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Details

BURTON IN LONSDALE SD 67 SW 1/8 Burton in Lonsdale Endowed First School: Schoolmaster's House and garden wall and gatepiers - II Formerly schoolmaster's and schoolmistress's houses, now one house. 1853. Ashlar, slate roof. Gable end to street. Symmetrical composition, 2 storeys, 4 bays. 2 entrances, former master's to left and mistress's to right, both with single-storey projecting porches. Tudor arched head to moulded surround and moulded stepped parapet; plank door to left, glazed to right. 2 ground floor 3-light cavetto mullioned windows; fixed lights. Upper floor sill band with panel below inscribed: ERECTED AND ENDOWED AT THE SOLE EXPENCE OF RICHARD THORNTON ESQ OF THE CITY OF LONDON MERCHANT ANNO DOMINI 1851; TO COMMEMORATE THE PLACE OF HIS NATIVITY, AND FOR THE FUTURE BENEFIT OF THE POOR CHILDREN OF BURTON, AND THORNTON IN LONSDALE On upper floor are 2 outer single light windows with cavetto jambs and splayed sills, and 2 similar but 2-light windows; casements. In centre is round headed niche with moulded surround containing bust of Thornton on octagonal pedestal. In gable is panel inscribed: THORNTON'S SCHOOL FOUNDED AD 1853 Flanked by 2 small trefoil breathers to roof space. Corbelled sexagonal finial to gable. Gable is stepped to left and right with animal gargoyle on left-and right-hand return. To left is gable end of boys' school: 2-light lancet window with recessed panel above inscribed 'PERSEVERANCE'. Gargoyle in form of winged animal and fleur-de-lis finial to gable. To right is gable end of girls' school in similar style with panel inscribed 'INDUSTRY'. Garden walls and gatepiers of rock faced masonry and ashlar coping. Retaining wall to garden has 4 octagonal pillars and 2 pillars at base of steps. 4 similar gatepiers at entrance to boys' school and master's house, with a similar arrangement to the mistress's house, linked by a wall fronting the road.



Listing NGR: SD6482372294

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National Grid Reference: SD 64823 72294

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