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National School for Boys

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0073 / 54°0'26"N

Longitude: -1.468 / 1°28'4"W

OS Eastings: 434962

OS Northings: 456942

OS Grid: SE349569

Mapcode National: GBR LQ53.Z7

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.FJ5R

Entry Name: National School for Boys

Listing Date: 12 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330752

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Knaresborough

Built-Up Area: Knaresborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/88 National School for Boys


School, now offices. 1814. Ashlar, Westmorland slate roof. Single storey,
2 x 5 bays, with lower single-storey, 3-bay range to left and C20 addition
to east. North front: main block has 24-pane sashes with projecting sills
and shouldered wedge lintels, hipped roof, and central stone tablet above
eaves level inscribed 'NATIONAL SCHOOL ERECTED 1814' with scroll decoration.
Lower range: original entrance, now with C20 iron gate, on right. C20
windows. Rear: main block windows as front. Lower range has sashes with
glazing bars. Interior: floor inserted to main range. This was the first
school in the district to be established by the National Society for the
Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church which was
founded in 1811. It has accommodation for 200 boys. The 1851 map shows the
layout of the building, which was composed of a large hall on the west side,
and about 5 small rooms along the east side. B Jennings (Ed) Harrogate and
Knaresborough, 1970, pp 380-1. Ordnance Survey Map of Knaresborough, Scale
5 feet to 1 mile) 1851.

Listing NGR: SE3496256942

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