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Drakes Church Infant and Junior School

A Grade II Listed Building in East Budleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6533 / 50°39'11"N

Longitude: -3.3217 / 3°19'18"W

OS Eastings: 306659

OS Northings: 84571

OS Grid: SY066845

Mapcode National: GBR P6.NGKJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37XB.ZPD

Entry Name: Drakes Church Infant and Junior School

Listing Date: 10 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097508

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86314

Location: East Budleigh, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: East Budleigh

Built-Up Area: East Budleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Budleigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 0684
8/112 Drakes Church Infant and Junior
- School
School and master's house. Circa 1862 with late C19 - early C20 extensions. Red
brick with limestone ashlar detail; slate roof.
The school faces west and comprises the schoolmasters house, 2-rooms deep with left
lateral stack, which is built gable end onto the front. On either side, set back
from the front are 3-bay wings that make up the school and there are porches on each
gable end. Later in the C19 the schoolmasters house was extended back 1 more room
with another lateral stack and behind the right (southern) end there is a late C19-
early C20 extension at right angles and it ash an outer lateral stack. The house is
2 storeys, the school wings are tall but single storey. Tudor Gothic style.
Nearly symmetrical 1:1:1:2:1:1:1 - window front, all limestone mullion-and-central-
transom windows with hoodmoulds. The only window not 2 lights is the 3-light window
on the ground floor of the house. All on the front have plain C20 glazing although
the school room casements have glazing bars. However some windows on the rear and
that at the left end still preserves the original patterned leaded glass. The front
of the house has 1 ground floor window, 2 first floor windows and a ventilator slit
in the gable. The gabled porch to right of the window has a stone Tudor arch
containing a plank door with ornate strap hinges. The wings each have a central
gabled bay projecting slightly forward with a stone panel in the gable containing a
sunken quatrefoil panel and the gable is surmounted by a chimney shaft. Each bay is
flanked by buttresses with weathered offsets and each wing is gable-ended with stone
bellcotes over. The chimney shafts are tall and circular in 2 stages with broad
projecting coping. At each gable end there are gable-ended porches with 2-light
stone windows in the ends and stone 2-centred arches facing forward. Only the right
one still contains the original plank door with ornate strap hinges. Either end,
over the porch is a 2-light window flanked by single lights with central transoms
set slightly lower at the top but dropping down a lot further at the bottom. Also
slit ventilators in each gable. Rear of school wings similar to the front. Rear of
house is the addition which includes horned 4-pane sashes. The other extension has
large timber-mullion-and-transom windows with glazing bars and the stack has
projecting brick pilasters.
Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SY0666184579

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