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Alvanley School and Former Schoolmaster's House

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

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Latitude: 53.261 / 53°15'39"N

Longitude: -2.7557 / 2°45'20"W

OS Eastings: 349685

OS Northings: 374040

OS Grid: SJ496740

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z6Q.6R

Mapcode Global: WH883.M9YF

Plus Code: 9C5V766V+9P

Entry Name: Alvanley School and Former Schoolmaster's House

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138487

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57166

ID on this website: 101138487

Location: Alvanley, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, WA6

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Alvanley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Alvanley

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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SJ 47 SE
South East Side
4/20 Alvanley School and
former Schoolmaster's
Village school and schoolmaster's house circa 1860, possibly by
J S Crowther. Brown brick; stone dressings; grey slate roof. In C13
manner. L-shaped school with projecting cross-gable right; 1 1/2 storey
schoolmaster's house forms cross-gable left. Brickwork almost wholly
in header bond. The central bay has a triple lancet window to
schoolroom under a flush gable, with door to left in steeply
shoulder-arched opening. Diminishing chimney with octagonal shaft of
stone at junction of central bay and right cross-wing. The cross-wing
has window of 3 trefoil-headed lights to front, a clock under gabled
canopy on brackets and a small steepled belfry containing C17 bell
from the church opposite (q.v.) which was rebuilt in 1860. Right side
of cross-wing has 1 flush gable and 1 projecting gable, each with a
triple lancet window. Schoolmaster's house has boarded door in
shoulder-arched opening with trefoil overlight, a 4-light mullioned
and transomed window and a 3-light leaded lattice dormer over. A
pleasing, informal composition. Interior of school altered. "The
church (St. John's q.v.) has character and the school more so" -
Pevsner. The two buildings are of compatible character. Hence the
tentative attribution of the school to J S Crowther.

Listing NGR: SJ4968574040

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