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The Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Twyford, Wokingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4773 / 51°28'38"N

Longitude: -0.8687 / 0°52'7"W

OS Eastings: 478659

OS Northings: 175974

OS Grid: SU786759

Mapcode National: GBR C5L.967

Mapcode Global: VHDWV.W4LC

Entry Name: The Old School

Listing Date: 30 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41408

Location: Twyford, Wokingham, RG10

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: Twyford

Built-Up Area: Twyford

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Ruscombe and Twyford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The following Building shall be added

TWYFORD
SU77NE POLEHAMPTON CLOSE

2/10000 The Old School

GV II

Former school. c1887, erected by The Polehampton Trust. Grey Reading
brick with red Reading brick pilasters, strips, panels, cornices and
dressings to windows, chimneys and gables. Tiled roofs with segmental
and triangular pedimented Flemish gables having terracotta ball
finials and, to the main elevation, a tall enriched brick chimney
stack. Queen Anne style. Open courtyard plan with projection to east.
Single storey. Plain entrance on main facade within a gabled lower
wing, partly timber framed and having 4 lights with glazing bars
beneath a tile hung gable with a vertically set window. Main windows
are tall sashes with glazing bars and gauged brick segmental heads
with keystones; western facing gable windows of Venetian type. Well
detailed terracotta airbricks and metal bootscraper and rosette
rainwater pipe brackets. Interior retains original features including
open timber roof trusses. This school was built on the site of the
demolished chapel of a school founded in 1721 by Edward Polehampton
for the education of 10 poor Twyford boys. The masters house still
exists (qv) and the school is attached to it, being a replacement for
the original school room; it was still only for boys, a girls and
infants school being built the following year in the village.


Listing NGR: SU7865975974

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