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Latitude: 53.1575 / 53°9'26"N
Longitude: -2.8821 / 2°52'55"W
OS Eastings: 341114
OS Northings: 362626
OS Grid: SJ411626
Mapcode National: GBR 7B.52DK
Mapcode Global: WH88F.PWSS
Entry Name: St Marys Church of England School
Listing Date: 2 November 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1138415
English Heritage Legacy ID: 55315
Location: Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester, CH4
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Eaton and Eccleston
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Eccleston St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Chester
St Marys Church of England School
School, 1878, by John Douglas for 1st Duke of Westminster. 'T'
shaped, Tudor style, in buttressed squared snecked red sandstone with
red tile roof. Attached leg-to-leg to 'T' shaped former
schoolmaster's house (q.v.). Octagonal steepled stone belfry turret.
Stone-coped gables with shaped finials. Stone chimney with 2 attached
octagonal flues. Louvred dormer ventilator in roof of school hall.
Mullioned windows, some arched; individual lights to straight-headed
windows are also arched; patterned leaded glazing. Niche in front
gable carries crowned figure teaching a child, in stone. 2 entrance
doorways with shaped boarded doors on ornate wrought iron hinges, in
arched stone openings. A modern flat-roofed brick extension at back
is not prominent.
Interior: Not inspected.
School and former schoolmaster's house make a distinguished
picturesque group; the massing and detailing of each element (quite
small in scale) impart a friendly, informal character unusual in
Victorian schools. (See Pevsner and Hubbard).
Listing NGR: SJ 41114 62626
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