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Downton Church of England (Controlled) Primary School

A Grade II Listed Building in Downton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 50.9933 / 50°59'35"N

Longitude: -1.7531 / 1°45'11"W

OS Eastings: 417423

OS Northings: 121570

OS Grid: SU174215

Mapcode National: GBR 528.MM1

Mapcode Global: FRA 766H.BTG

Entry Name: Downton Church of England (Controlled) Primary School

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023886

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319630

Location: Downton, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Downton

Built-Up Area: Downton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Downton St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 1721
(west side)
5/71 Downton C of E (Controlled)
Primary School


Board school, now primary school. 1895. Flemish bond brick with
limestone dressings, tiled roof, brick stacks. E-plan. Single
storey, ten windows. Projecting gable to left of centre has
elliptical-arched doorway with 2-light mullioned window over, to
left is 3-light mullioned and transomed window in Tudor-arched
opening with traceried panel over in gable, with date 1895. To
left and right are groups of sashes with pivot windows; the centre
of each group has hipped gablet over. To right is projecting gable
with groups of sashes with stone mullions and transoms. Stepped
eaves course, saddleback coping to gables. Lead and cast-iron
cylindrical vents to ridge of roof have conical cappings, brick
stacks have good decorated pots. Octagonal limestone belfry over
front door has traceried and chamfered openings and ogee roof with
weathervane. Left and right returns have similar groups of
sashes, with stone mullions and transoms to left return. To rear
are three gabled wings with groups of tall sashes and pivot-
windows, all with cambered flat arches and keystones, loop vents
over. Coverd yards between the wings have corrugated-iron arched
roofs on cast-iron piers.
Interior has planked doors and glazed sliding partitions between
larger rooms. Partly exposed roof timbers on stone corbels. A
good, unaltered example of a Board School, founded after the
Elementary Education Act of 1870.

Listing NGR: SU1742321570

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