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Cranfield Primary School and Schoolhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0691 / 52°4'8"N

Longitude: -0.6061 / 0°36'21"W

OS Eastings: 495644

OS Northings: 242111

OS Grid: SP956421

Mapcode National: GBR F1F.9KT

Mapcode Global: VHFQK.F8Y4

Entry Name: Cranfield Primary School and Schoolhouse

Listing Date: 6 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38301

Location: Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire, MK43

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Cranfield

Built-Up Area: Cranfield

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cranfield

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

Cranfield Primary School
3/4 and Schoolhouse


School and schoolhouse. 1862 by T.C. Hine for the Rev. G. G. Harter (Hine
designed Cranfield Court, now demolished, for the Rev. Harter). Snecked
limestone with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Loosely Gothic in style.
Ranged around 3 sides of a courtyard, open towards the road. 2 storeyed
schoolhouse forms LH wing, whilst school consists of 2 storeyed wing to rear
and single storeyed wing to RH. 3 storeyed octagonal tower with conical roof
within angle of 2 wings of school. Schoolhouse: road gable has ground floor
canted bay, paired single lights to first floor, and small trefoil to attic 2
storeyed gabled porch projects from courtyard side. The ground floor is open,
the central archway and flanking lights having trefoiled arches and foliate
capitals supported by columns of a pink stone. Most windows are of paired
trefoiled lights. School: rear block has 3 pointed-arched doorways and windows
of 2 and 3 lights. Tower has pointed-arched 2-light window with cinquefoil in
head to first floor, and cusped rose windows to top floor. Single lights
elsewhere on tower. RH block gable end has 3-light pointed-arched window with
cusped rose window within head, polychrome head, and foliate stops to
dripstone. Small quatrefoil to attic, like schoolhouse, windows are mostly
trefoiled lights, grouped in 2's and 3's. Rear block has carved panel: "Deo
et Ecclesiae" and RH gable has small panel with initials G.G.H. Gables are
stone-coped, with ornamental gablets, that to schoolhouse topped by ornate

Listing NGR: SP9564442111

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