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Davenham Church of England Primary School

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

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Latitude: 53.2359 / 53°14'9"N

Longitude: -2.5123 / 2°30'44"W

OS Eastings: 365903

OS Northings: 371109

OS Grid: SJ659711

Mapcode National: GBR 7T.028G

Mapcode Global: WH99C.CXXN

Plus Code: 9C5V6FPQ+93

Entry Name: Davenham Church of England Primary School

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57312

ID on this website: 101160562

Location: Davenham, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CW9

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Davenham

Built-Up Area: Northwich

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Davenham St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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SJ 67 SE
2/33 Davenham Church of
England Primary School
School, and former schoolmaster's house. Dated 1856 on datestone
which commemorates the founding of the school with funds given by the
Revd.Thomas France. Red Flemish bond brick with blue brick diapering
and ashlar dressings with green slate roof and lead roof to bellcote.
Single and two storeys. Western front: Two storeyed, being
originally the schoolmaster's house. Projecting plinth with chamfered
top common to whole building. Projecting gabled wing to left of
centre with projecting bay window to ground floor with three lancet
lights set in ashlar surround. Hipped roof above set with lead
flashings. Two-light first floor window above with ashlar surround
and relieving arch which has alternating blue and red brick voussoirs
and diapering to the tympanum. Ashlar kneelers and coping to gable.
To left of this is a doorway with C20 lean-to porch and to left of
that a three-light mullioned and transomed window with chamfered
ashlar surround and cusped lights. Three-light first floor window
with chamfered mullions and ashlar surround. To right of the gabled
wing is a doorway with a C19 lean-to porch. Over it is a 2-light ½
dormer window with ashlar surround and blue and red brick voussoirs
and a 1/2-hipped roof. Bands of diapering at levels of springing of
ground floor windows and sills of first floor windows both of which
are common to the whole building. Massive 4-flue chimney stack to
ridge over projecting wing with 2-flue stacks to left hand gable end
and to ridge at right. Right hand reveal: gabled portion at left of
two storeys with 3-light ground floor window with chamfered ashlar
surround. Similar two-light window to first floor with relieving arch
of alternating blue and red brick voussoirs and diapering to tympanum.
Stone kneelers and coping stones to gable. To right and flush with
this is a gabled single-storey portion containing a doorway at left
with a C20 lean-to porch on brackets probably replacing a C19
original. Four-light tall window to centre with ashlar surround,
cusped lights and quatrefoil to apex with relieving arch above with
brick voussoirs and decorated tympanum as before and ashlar hood-mould
with label stops. Ashlar coping and kneelers and bellcote to apex
supported by buttress pieces at sides of ashlar with off-sets and a
semi-octagonal pillar resting on an angel corbel at the front.
Octagonal spire above with wrought iron weather vane. To right is a
recessed portion with glazed porch and brick and ashlar lower wall and
glass and timber upper portion (a C20 replacement). Three-light
half-hipped dormer window above. To right again is a projecting
gabled wing with a 4-light tall window similar to that at left and
with ashlar kneelers and coping and diapered pattern to gable apex.
Later lean-to porch door at right of this and single storey extension
to right of orange brick with outshut at ground floor level and
3-light hipped dormer window at first floor level. East front:
datestone to apex of right hand gable.

Listing NGR: SJ6590371109

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