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Kea County Primary School and Playground Walls to West and South

A Grade II Listed Building in Kea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2422 / 50°14'31"N

Longitude: -5.0624 / 5°3'44"W

OS Eastings: 181737

OS Northings: 42512

OS Grid: SW817425

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.MZ85

Mapcode Global: FRA 088D.5LH

Entry Name: Kea County Primary School and Playground Walls to West and South

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63384

Location: Kea, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Kea

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


2/98 Kea County Primary School and
playground walls to west and south


Board school, including playground walls. 1879. Shale rubble with granite plinth
coping, buttress quoins, sills, jambstones, mullions, lintels, arch stones and gable
copings. Dry Delabole slate roofs with projecting eaves and coped gables to entrance
front. Original axial tapered brick chimney over middle of rear wall of right-hand
(south) schoolroom and midway to right-hand end of left-hand (north) schoolroom. 2
later brick chimneys over front walls towards left and towards front of gable end,
T-shaped plan of schoolrooms at right angles to each other plus entrance porch
outshut to left (north) leading to lobby at foot of T. Simple Tudor style.
Single storey. Plinth and weathered buttresses between windows and to corners. West
entrance front has 2-stage plinth lean-to porch, left, symmetrical 3-window
schoolroom, and projecting gable of cross wing of other schoolroom, right. All
windows have chamfered mullions. Porch has 3-light window and pointed doorway to
right (south) side wall. Adjoining schoolroom has 4-light window to middle and
flanking 3-light windows. Gable end, right has tall 4-light window with 2 transoms
and trefoil-headed slightly recessed date plaque over. Smaller 2-light window at
opposite (east) end. Symmetrical south front has taller central 3-light window, with
low and high transoms, and rising to dormered roof gable, flanked by 2-light windows.
Interior has pointed arched doorway between schoolrooms, and original roof structure
hidden by C20 ceilings.
Playground wall to west is rubble with roughly dressed granite copings and square,
coursed roughly dressed granite with similar copings to south.
A simple but strong and functional design little altered since built.

Listing NGR: SW8173742512

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

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