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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 20319 55114


PELYNT SUMMER LANE, Pelynt SX 25 NW 2/190 The Old School House



School and school house, now disused. 1842, extended in 1908. By George Wightwick. Snecked stone rubble, partly rendered with granite dressings and 2 span slate roof with coped gable ends with corbelled kneelers. Brick chimney stacks on gable ends. Original rectangular plan with school house on ground floor and large single school room at first floor level. Stair projection to rear incorporated into parallel range added to rear forming overall 'L' shape plan. Lean-to in outshut in angle formed by the 2 ranges with entrance within, in gable end of rear range. Projecting cross wing added in 1908 to right of main range containing further school room. Tudor style. 2 storeys, symmetrical 3-window front. Ground floor with two 3-light hollow chamfered granite mul- lioned windows with hoodmoulds flanking similar 2-light window in centre. Granite string course above. First floor with two 3-light hollow-chamfered granite mullioned windows with central canted oriel on moulded corbel with 4- light mullioned window. Gable above surmounted by gabled bellcote with bell. Entrance in gable end of rear wing with granite chamfered arch. Circa 1908 crosswing of single storey; stone rubble with brick dressings; 3 tall segmen- tally headed windows in gable end. Interior: Original staircase in painted softwood. C19 chimney pieces. Schoolmaster's rooms on ground floor and single school room on first. This building has a well arranged and detailed front and is important for its contribution to the street scene, particularly in the approach from the south. See also rectory in Tudor style, circa 1841. by George Wightwick. (qv Pelynt House). Pearson A. Wightwick's Architectural Works in Cornwall.

Listing NGR: SX2031955114


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Pearson, A , Wightwick's Architectural Works in Cornwall


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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Date: 03 Sep 2000
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