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Maynard School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bere Alston, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4819 / 50°28'54"N

Longitude: -4.1949 / 4°11'41"W

OS Eastings: 244375

OS Northings: 66972

OS Grid: SX443669

Mapcode National: GBR NT.M29X

Mapcode Global: FRA 273S.7LH

Plus Code: 9C2QFRJ4+P2

Entry Name: Maynard School

Listing Date: 21 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92614

Location: Bere Ferrers, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Bere Ferrers

Built-Up Area: Bere Alston

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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2/25 Maynard School (Bere Alston
County Primary)

- II

School. Dated 1665, considerably altered and extended in C19. Rendered rubble walls
with chamfered plinth. Gable ended asbestos slate roof with decorative ridge tiles.
Plan originally probably comprised 2 large school rooms, either side of an entrance
passage, the left-hand room ran back at right angles. It is not clear whether the
original building incorporated accommodation for the schoolmaster or pupils. Adjoin-
ing rear wing which may be original as a thin brick wall divides it from the C19 rear
wing to its right.
One storey with inserted attic. Asymmetrical 3 window front with a projecting gable
to left which has tall 4-light chamfered granite mullion window with arched heads and
square hoodmould. To its right is segmental headed granite doorway with roll
moulding and scroll stops, carved leaf design to spandrels and flower motif to labels
of hoodmould. Date stone of 1665 above. Probably C19 ribbed plank door. To its
right are 2 3-light granite mullion windows, chamfered and square-headed with
hoodmoulds. At rear of this section is smaller similar 2 light window without
hoodmould re-used in an outshut. At right gable end is similar window to that at
front of bay. 2 gabled rear wings have C19 casements of 4 and 2 lights with
reproduction hoodmoulds and there are similar windows along the left-hand side of the
No original features visible internally.
This building was founded as a charity school for 8 pupils by Sir John Maynard who
was Lord of the manor 1646 until his death in 1690. It is the oldest known purpose-
built school building in Devon.
Source: present Headmaster of school.

Listing NGR: SX4437566972

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