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Kiddington County Primary School and School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kiddington with Asterleigh, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9021 / 51°54'7"N

Longitude: -1.3984 / 1°23'54"W

OS Eastings: 441487

OS Northings: 222787

OS Grid: SP414227

Mapcode National: GBR 7VP.M9H

Mapcode Global: VHBZJ.QG26

Entry Name: Kiddington County Primary School and School House

Listing Date: 13 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252517

Location: Kiddington with Asterleigh, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Kiddington with Asterleigh

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wootton, Glympton and Kiddington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

10/76 Kiddington County Primary
School and School House


School and schoolhouse. Dated 1856, for Henry L. Gaskell. Minor late C20
alterations and additions to rear. Squared and coursed limestone with tooled
ashlar dressings. Slate roof, half-hipped to right. Irregular plan. In a Tudor
Gothic style. One storey school to right with schoolhouse to left of one storey
and attic and 2 storeys. Chamfered plinth, and moulded wooden barge boards
throughout with shaped ends and pendant finials. Schoolhouse: 2 bays. Buttresses
to right with chamfered offsets. Two gabled semi dormers with chamfered-coped
parapets and chamfered octagonal panels on carved scrolls, inscribed HLG
(left-hand) and 1856 (right-hand); 3-light chamfered mullioned and transomed
stone windows with small-paned casements (right-hand window cut-down in C20 and
French casements inserted). Right-hand return front: porch with hipped stone
roof, diagonal buttresses with chamfered tops and central chamfered Tudor-arched
doorway with half-glazed 2-panelled door. Chamfered rectangular window in
left-hand return. External bellcote above with chamfered offsets
chamfered-arched bell opening with bell, and gabled top with coping and tall
wooden finial. Rear: pair of gabled semi-dormers with 3-light chamfered
mullioned and transomed stone windows, and central truncated external lateral
stone stack with chamfered offsets. Schoolhouse: one storey and attic to left
with projecting 2-storey wing to right. External lateral stone stack to right
with chamfered offsets and 2 octagonal stone shafts with moulded caps and bases.
1:1 windows; 2- and 3-light chamfered mullioned stone windows with small-paned
wooden casements. Gabled semi dormer to left and ground-floor ashlar canted
hipped bay to right of 1:2:1 lights. Carved shield in chamfered recessed
rectangular panel in apex of right-hand gable, depicting a hand holding an
anchor and with the inscription: "SPES". Chamfered rectangular windows in
returns of wing. Entrance in right-hand return front consisting of C19 neo-Tudor
boarded door in chamfered Tudor arch with stops. Gabled porch consisting of
hollow-chamfered Tudor archway with panelled spandrels and ovolo-moulded outer
square surround. Gabled wing to rear. Interiors not inspected.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p669)

Listing NGR: SP4148722787

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