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Latitude: 52.3008 / 52°18'2"N
Longitude: 0.4371 / 0°26'13"E
OS Eastings: 566270
OS Northings: 269763
OS Grid: TL662697
Mapcode National: GBR N96.PBP
Mapcode Global: VHJGB.JFFJ
Entry Name: The School House
Listing Date: 1 December 1951
Last Amended: 31 January 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1126377
English Heritage Legacy ID: 48994
Location: Chippenham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7
District: East Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Chippenham
Built-Up Area: Chippenham
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Chippenham St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TL 66 NE CHIPPENHAM HIGH STREET
6/69 The School
(formerly listed as
House, late C17, rebuilt c.1708 as a village school by Lord
Orford, with medieval limestone and clunch foundations and
basement walls. Local buff and red brick with red brick window
and door jambs and quoins; limestone details. Plain tile hipped
roof. One storey and basement with small C19 single storey
brick extension to rear built as a soup kitchen. Facade altered
in C19 when original triangular pediment was removed, and the
parapets and possibly the window arches rebuilt. Symmetrical
facade divided by giant brick pilasters with dentil enriched
stone cornices; plinth with moulded stone band and three round,
red gauged brick basement windows now sealed. Main entrance
approached by brick steps and low side walls; eight, raised and
fielded panelled door and rectangular fanlight with glazing bars
in moulded wooden architrave. Wooden cornice forming shallow
canopy supported on carved brackets. Eight round headed windows
with fixed lights and glazing bars in original wooden frames in
gauged brick arches with stone imposts and fanned key blocks.
Interior converted to a dwelling. Basement approached from rear
by C17 brick steps, has similar bricks in some internal walls
and tunnel vaults. The clunch walls, possibly C13, with some
re-used stone have two projecting corbels and possibly formed
the foundations and basement walls to the Knights Hospitlers
Wm Cole. Mss. Chippenham, C.R.O.
Estate Map 1712 of Lord Orford's Estate. C.R.O.
Barber R W. History of Chippenham, pp.10, 29. 1897
Pevsner. Buildings in England, p.322
V.C.H., Cambs. Vol. 2, p.264-66
Listing NGR: TL6627069763
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