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Latitude: 51.8358 / 51°50'8"N
Longitude: -0.031 / 0°1'51"W
OS Eastings: 535762
OS Northings: 217076
OS Grid: TL357170
Mapcode National: GBR KB6.YT0
Mapcode Global: VHGPH.D4Z0
Entry Name: The Old School
Listing Date: 30 September 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078709
English Heritage Legacy ID: 355999
Location: Thundridge, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Thundridge
Built-Up Area: Thundridge
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
TL 3517 THUNDRIDGE CAMBRIDGE ROAD
9/21 The Old School
and No 21
School, now 2 house. Later C19. Hitch's patent bricks of a buff
colour, with low pitched slate roof. Stock brick shallow rear
extension with slate roof. Symmetrical 2-storeys 3 windows range
facing N with tall central chimney of 4 separate circular shafts
with necking and cap in Hitch bricks. Single-storey schoolroom
and porch on W end with slate roofs, also in Hitch bricks.
Unfortunate new casement windows. Caleb Hitch of Ware patented
his bricks in 1828, roughly 12" x 6" x 6" having a system of
interlocking to economise in mortar and give structural strength.
Their use is confined to the Ware district. This building is the
best surviving example of the varied uses of Hitch's bricks in
this area. (Branch Johnson (1970) 20).
Listing NGR: TL3576217076
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