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School House and archway

A Grade I Listed Building in Ewelme, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6175 / 51°37'3"N

Longitude: -1.0683 / 1°4'5"W

OS Eastings: 464604

OS Northings: 191380

OS Grid: SU646913

Mapcode National: GBR B28.DRW

Mapcode Global: VHCYJ.FLLV

Entry Name: School House and archway

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Last Amended: 28 November 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059349

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247805

Location: Ewelme, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Ewelme

Built-Up Area: Benson

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ewelme

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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HIGH STREET(North side)
School House and archway

(Formerly listed as School House)


House. c.1450 with C18 alterations. Red brick; old plain-tile roof; brick stacks. Two-storey, two-window range. Six-panel door to centre. Tripartite sash to right. Single-pane window to first floor centre. Twelve-pane segmental-headed unhorned sash to first floor right. Massive lateral stack to left. Massive end stack to right. Crow-stepped end gable to right. Rear: C18 front, two storey, six-window range with irregular fenestration of sashes. Interior not inspected but likely to be of interest.

Subsidiary wing of single storey and attic to left, joined with a brick squinch. Lancet to ground floor. Three-light gabled half-dormer. Mid C15 gateway to right of Tudor arch flanked by angled buttresses with embattled coping.

Part of the complex of buildings built at the expense of the Earl and Countess of Suffolk. The Countess (nee Alice Chaucer) was born at Ewelme in 1409, 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).

The use of brick is one of the earliest in the county.

Listing NGR: SU6460191387

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