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Former Great Bookham Country Junior School

A Grade II Listed Building in Leatherhead, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2783 / 51°16'41"N

Longitude: -0.3753 / 0°22'31"W

OS Eastings: 513414

OS Northings: 154488

OS Grid: TQ134544

Mapcode National: GBR HFW.V7V

Mapcode Global: VHFVK.F4XF

Entry Name: Former Great Bookham Country Junior School

Listing Date: 7 September 1951

Last Amended: 23 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1028644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290491

Location: Mole Valley, Surrey, KT23

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Town: Mole Valley

Electoral Ward/Division: Bookham South

Built-Up Area: Leatherhead

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Great Bookham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

TQ 1354 NW (west side)

13/99 & 5/99 former Great Bookham Country
Junior School (formerly listed
7.9.51 as Southey Hall School including
outbuildings adjoining and
23.11.73 on Lower Road)


School with master's house; conversion to library and private dwelling in progress
at time of survey (1988). 1856-8, by William Butterfield (Pevsner); enlarged and
altered in C20. Knapped flint with red brick bands and window surrounds, some
timber-framing in gables, red tile roof. Rectangular plan on north-south axis,
with the school hall on a lateral axis in the centre, and the house forming the
south end. Vernacular Revival style, with steeply-pitched roofs. One and 2
storeys to almost the same height; in the centre of each facade the gable end
of the hall projects slightly, has a large square transomed 8-light window with a
broad rendered surround, and ornamental half-timbered gable (that on the east
side incorporating diagonal braces) with wavy bargeboards. The east front of the
master's house has a narrow 2-storey gabled porch in the centre, with glazed
double doors at ground floor and half-timbered at 1st floor with a 2-light
casement; at ground floor to the left, tall windows of 1, 1, and 2 lights with
depressed triangular heads; attached to and slightly overlapping the right-hand
side of the porch an added 1st-floor bathroom under a carried-down roof (and
supported by brick piers at ground floor); and a steeply-pitched roof hipped at
the south end, with 2 tall chimneys astride the ridge. Large additions in similar
style cover the school range on this side. On the west side the school range
north of the hall has inter alia a tall window rising into a hipped dormer, and
some segmental-headed windows, all these with small diamond-lattice glazing,
and the master's house has a narrow gabled bay breaking the eaves, with
casements of 3 lights at ground floor and 2 lights above, and a timber-framed
gable, to the right of this a 1-light window and a 4-pane sash at ground floor
and 2-fight casement in a gabled half-dormer above. Interior not inspected.
N Pevsner, BOE, PLL.

Listing NGR: TQ1341454488

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