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Church Hall, Grammar School House and the Hearse House

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

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Latitude: 53.1974 / 53°11'50"N

Longitude: -2.7623 / 2°45'44"W

OS Eastings: 349171

OS Northings: 366978

OS Grid: SJ491669

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.2FJC

Mapcode Global: WH889.JWVN

Entry Name: Church Hall, Grammar School House and the Hearse House

Listing Date: 1 March 1967

Last Amended: 8 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55755

Location: Tarvin, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Tarvin

Built-Up Area: Tarvin

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Tarvin St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(East Side)

2/51 Church Hall, Grammar
school House and the
Hearse House (formerly
listed as School to N.
adjacent to church).


Formerly grammar school, schoolmaster's house and hearse house, now
church hall and 2 cottages: school 1666 founded by John Pickering,
renovated 1845 for Rev Bowstead (Ormerod), much of remainder C18,
including hearse house that was reconstructed here, after removal from
next to south porch of church post 1791 (see plan in church). Some
ashlar buff sandstone, remainder orange brick, Welsh slate roof and 2
brick chimneys. 1 and 2 storey 10-bay south front. Left end is
former hearse house, partly in stone. Gable end has wide entrance
with an arched lintel with a channelled key block. 2-bay brick
structure next. Central 3 bays of former school with tall C17
chamfered stone plinth. Remainder in brick with 3 3-light casements
with glazing bars. Adjacent schoolmaster's house with casements with
glazing bars and door, under segmental brick heads. Lower 2-bay
cottage at right end.

The celebrated penman John Thomasen (died 1740), transcriber for
Queen Anne, was master here till his death, see memorial in south
porch of church.

Listing NGR: SJ4917166978

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

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