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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: 1357416



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Martock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Apr-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 422283

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The Old School, Church Street. 12/193 9/193


The Old School, Church Street. 12/193 9/193

------------------------------------ ST4619 MARTOCK CP CHURCH STREET (East side)

12/193 The Old School



Former National School, now assembly hall. Dated 1846. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof between coped gables, behind a parapet on front elevation; stone and brick chimney stacks. Single storey, 5 bays. Plinth, eaves course, open quatrefoil-work parapet, bay buttresses, offset on corners; 3-light cinquefoil cusped windows with transomes and flat arched heads under labels with deep drops, mostly diamond-leaded, to bays 1, 2, 4 and 5: bay 3 is a gabled projection with angled corner buttresses and pointed arched doorway set under deep square label, the spandrils elaborately carved with foilage; pierced stonework vent in gable, under a pinnacle finial; set over doorway a square panel with the inscription "Glory to God in the Highest/Martock National School House/ erected by public and private contributions/AD 1846/Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto me". Interior not seen. The building was in use as a school until a new school was opened in 1975. (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4618519129

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 46185 19129


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