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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: 1369062



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ewelme

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 28-Nov-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 247803

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EWELME HIGH STREET SU6491 1 (North side) 8/94 Ewelme Church of England 18/07/63 Primary School (Formerly listed as School)


School. c.1450. Knapped flint base; red brick; old plain-tile roof; brick lateral stacks. 2-storey, 3-window range. C15 double door with Perpendicular tracery pattern ribbing and studding to 2-storey porch to left return. Stepped angle buttresses to left and right corners. 2-light stone mullioned window with trangular cupsed tracery top to left. Single-light stone window with triangular cusped tracery top to right. Two 2-light stone mullioned windows with hood moulds with winged figures and armorial shields to label stops to centre. 2-light stone mullioned window to first floor centre and left. Single-light stone window to right. Massive lateral stacks to left and right of centre. 2-light stone mullioned window to first floor of porch to left return. Interior: 6-bay arched collar-truss roof with wind braces. Subsidiary wing to rear left; red brick base; limestone rubble to first floor. C20 window openings. History: Built at the expense of the Earl and Countess of Suffolk. The countess (nee Alice Chaucer) was born in Ewelme in 1400, the daughter of Thomas Chaucer, the lord of the manor, and grand-daughter of Geoffrey, the poet. She married William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk in 1430 (created Duke of Suffolk 1448). He "for love of his wife and the commodity of her lands felt much to dwell in Oxfordshire". They rebuilt the church, established the adjoining almshouse and built the school. The use of brick is one of the earliest in the county. (Malcolm Airs "Ewelme" Archaelogical Journal, Vol.135, 1978, pp.275-280; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.595-600; Guide to St. Mary's Church, Ewelme, and to the Almshouses and the School)

Listing NGR: SU6459691365

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Guide to St Marys Church Ewelme and to the Almshouses and the School, (1980)
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 595-600
'Archaeological Journal' in Archaeological Journal, , Vol. 135, (1978), 275-280

National Grid Reference: SU 64598 91360


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