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St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School

A Grade II Listed Building in Pollington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.6661 / 53°39'57"N

Longitude: -1.0762 / 1°4'34"W

OS Eastings: 461138

OS Northings: 419240

OS Grid: SE611192

Mapcode National: GBR NVX1.TK

Mapcode Global: WHFDN.F3RV

Entry Name: St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School

Listing Date: 16 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164875

Location: Pollington, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Pollington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Great Snaith

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE 61 NW
(south side)
8/18 St John The Baptist
Church of England Primary
School and schoolhouse, now school. 1854-5 by William Butterfield for
William Henry Dawnay, seventh Viscount Downe; built by Charles Ward of
Lincoln. Alterations and additions of 1902 and 1962. Red brick in English
bond with plain tile and Welsh slate roof; later C19 additions in watching
style and materials; 1962 addition of timber. Original section rectangular
on plan: entrance hall with schoolroom to right and schoolhouse to left,
with later classroom wing to rear and additions to each end; C20 addition to
front and large classroom extension to rear right. North front: single-
storey, 3-window schoolroom range; single-storey with attic, 3-window
schoolhouse. Segmental-pointed entrance to centre with 2-fold 6-panelled
door (top panels glazed). To right, original schoolroom section has
projecting lateral stack flanked by single casement and C20 addition to
left, original 3-light sash with glazing bars to right, and 3-light window
to right extension. Schoolhouse section to left has original cross-mullion
window with chamfered mullions beneath soldier and pointed relieving arches,
2-light sash with glazing bars, buttress with tumbled-in brick to offset,
C20 half-glazed door and single-light casement to outshut at left end.
Steeply-pitched roofs with various pitches, half-hipped to left. Plain
tiles to schoolroom range, slates to schoolhouse. Lateral stack to
schoolroom, pair of axial stacks to schoolhouse, with tumbled-in brick to
offsets. Right gable end has pointed 4-light window with chamfered mullions
and glazing bars. Left gable end, flanked by outshuts, has 3-light ground-
floor sash and 2-light attic sash with glazing bars and segmental arches.
Rear has irregular fenestration and roof-pitches, original sashes (one with
glazing bars beneath pointed relieving arch), and pointed 3-light mullioned
window to C19 rear wing. Unsympathetic C20 addition to left, of no special
interest. Contemporary with neighbouring church and vicarage (qv), and with
similar groups at nearby Hensall (North Yorkshire) and Cowick (qv). Also
known as Pollington-cum-Balne School. P Thompson, William Butterfield,
1971. J Killeen, A Short History of Cowick Hall, 1967, pp 27-29. R Dixon
and S Muthesius, Victorian Architecture, 1978, p 49 and p 208. Photographs
in NMR.

Listing NGR: SE6113819240

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