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2 Old School Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1257 / 53°7'32"N

Longitude: -2.8668 / 2°52'0"W

OS Eastings: 342095

OS Northings: 359077

OS Grid: SJ420590

Mapcode National: GBR 7C.704X

Mapcode Global: WH88M.YP1M

Entry Name: 2 Old School Houses

Listing Date: 2 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55202

Location: Aldford and Saighton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Aldford and Saighton

Built-Up Area: Aldford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Aldford St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

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Former Schoolhouse, opened April 1872 (Aldford Boys School Logbook in
Cheshire Record Office), closed as a school in 1912 and converted to 2
cottages. Built at the expense of the 3rd Marquis of Westminster
adjoining the site of an earlier school (tithe map for Aldford 1837 in
Cheshire Record Office). Brown brick, English garden wall bond, on
battered plinth of squared snecked rubble sandstone; half timbered
gables. Steeply pitched red tile roofs with 2 rectangular brick
chimneys on main ridge. One and a half storeys with a front of 4
windows. The former school hall, left, has gables to front and end on
stone corbels; the Schoolmaster's house, right, has a half dormer
gable to front and, central, a small dormer under a raking roof.
Small-pane iron casements in bevelled mullioned openings of sandstone
in the lower storey and timber-framed openings in the upper one.
Framed and boarded doors. Interiors not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ4209559077

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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