THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1351513

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1958

Statutory Address: THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 39, BARN STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 39, BARN STREET

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

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh (District Authority)

Parish: Lavenham

National Grid Reference: TL 91724 49175

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History

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Details

LAVENHAM BARN STREET 1. 5377 (east side) No 39 (The Old Grammar School) TL 9149 50/494 23.1.58 I GV 2. A fine C16 timber-framed and plastered building with a cross wing at the north end and 2 cross wings at the south end. Roof tiled. 2 storeys. The upper storey is jettied on exposed joists and curved brackets with the remains of shafts and capitals. The north end is partly underbuilt with 2 C18 bays and there is an C18 doorway. The upper storey and gables to the cross wings have exposed timber-framing. The 2 gables on the south have fine bressumers projecting on the front, billet moulded and carved and some Tudor roses. Six window range of casements on the upper storey. The ground storey has an C18 bow oriel window with glazing bards at the north end, a splayed bay and an 8-panel door with semi-circular fanlight. The south end has a 6-light mullioned and transomed oriel window. The north cross wing has a ridge chimney stack with tile moulded banes of 3 octagonal shafts. The interior has many original features including carved and moulded beams, panelling etc. This house was purchased in 1647 as a grammar school and was closed in 1887. Among its pupils were John Constable, RA and Arthur Young.

Listing NGR: TL9172449175

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 276641

Legacy System: LBS

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