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Latitude: 51.0898 / 51°5'23"N
Longitude: -2.2708 / 2°16'15"W
OS Eastings: 381126
OS Northings: 132314
OS Grid: ST811323
Mapcode National: GBR 0V3.NNY
Mapcode Global: FRA 6647.M4T
Entry Name: School the Grove Building
Listing Date: 7 July 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130753
English Heritage Legacy ID: 320159
Location: Mere, Wiltshire, BA12
Civil Parish: Mere
Built-Up Area: Mere
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Mere St Michael the Archangel
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 8032-8132 MERE CHURCH STREET
6/31 School: The Grove
School. Dated 1899. Squared and coursed limestone with hard red brick
dressings, plain tile roof. An L-plan building returning to Barton Lane.
Facing church the front is one storey with attic at left end, three flemish
gables, that to left wider and with semi-circular termination; 1+5 windows.
Left has largeoculus with glazing bars ingable above a recessed door with some
glazing, and two small 2-light casements all in a brick panel and with segmental
heads. A brick buttress in one offset, then alternately 2-light casements with
transome and lofty 2-light casements with 2 transomes to segmental heads in face
gables; all with glazing bars to small square panes. A further brick buttress
extreme right. Brick or Terra-cotta dressings including cill band and
decorative tops to gables. Broad sweep of roof, panelled brick stack far left.
Return, to Barton Lane has high gable to pointed crown, with 2 large 2-light,
2-transome windows as front; then long wing with panelled door and fanlight in
arched opening, 3-small vertical casement and a 2-light with transome. Then a
wing with two gables with concave swept cappings, windows at front and a large
stack flush with the eaves. A lead covered pyramidal ventilator near junction
with front block. Interior seems much as built, including a glazed brick dado;
roof -trusses now ceiled at tie level. A vigorous and assured building, very
characteristic of the turn of the century; built at the expense of Miss Julia
Chafyn Grove at a cost of £2,400+ the left-hand gable in Barton Lane, includes a
square panel with inscription 'The Grove Buildings; 1899'. Replaced or
augmented the adjacent National School (q.v.).
Listing NGR: ST8113032317
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