History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Thundridge, Hertfordshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355999

Location: Thundridge, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Thundridge

Built-Up Area: Thundridge

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

(west side)
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.