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The Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Talaton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.789 / 50°47'20"N

Longitude: -3.3239 / 3°19'26"W

OS Eastings: 306775

OS Northings: 99664

OS Grid: SY067996

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.ZRQ3

Mapcode Global: FRA 37X0.BVP

Entry Name: The Old School

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86942

Location: Talaton, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Talaton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Talaton St James the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

TALATON
SY 09 NE
6/186 The Old School
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GV II

Converted school and master's house. C18 origins rebuilt in the mid C19, mid C20
modernisation when school converted to domestic use. Part is plastered cob on stone
rubble footings; some early brick, east side rebuilt in C20 brick; brick stacks
topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: L-plan building facing south. The front block has a 2-room lobby entrance
plan. To left is the former master's house which has a 1-room plan. To right is a
former school room. There is an axial stack between the 2 rooms. 2-room plan block
projects to rear of the right end. These rooms are also former school rooms and the
first room has an inner lateral stack. The former master's house is 2 storeys with
C20 conservatory on the end, the rest is the same height but single storey.
Exterior: 2-window front with central doorway containing twin C19 4-panel doors. To
left a single C20 casement with glazing bars; there are more on the left end. To
right is a C19 full height arch-headed windows with timber Y-tracery and leaded
glass (there is another in the end of the rear wing). Other windows are C20. The
front block roof is tall and steeply pitched and half-hipped each end.
Interior: not inspected.
The Old School is one of an exceptionally attractive group of listed buildings in
the vicinity of the Church of St James (q.v).


Listing NGR: SY0677799671

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