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The Old School House village Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Sywell, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2973 / 52°17'50"N

Longitude: -0.7965 / 0°47'47"W

OS Eastings: 482169

OS Northings: 267256

OS Grid: SP821672

Mapcode National: GBR CWY.X0Z

Mapcode Global: VHDRV.4JS7

Plus Code: 9C4X76W3+W9

Entry Name: The Old School House village Hall

Listing Date: 2 August 1972

Last Amended: 13 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233586

Location: Sywell, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN6

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Sywell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Sywell with Overstone

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP8267 (South side)
15/301 The Old School House and
02/08/72 Village Hall
(Formerly listed as
The Village School, Masters


School and masters house, now village hall and house. Dated 1860-64 for Lady
Overstone. Rusticated lias with ashlar dressings and plain-tile roof with
fishscale banding. T-shape plan. Masters house of 2 storeys, school is single
storey. Elevation to road: Masters house to right has projecting gable of
one-window range of wood-mullioned windows with ashlar surrounds. School to
left, 3-window range of single-light casements with cast-iron lozenge glazing
bars with ashlar surround all under open loggia with triple arcade of octagonal
wooden columns. 2 large ashlar gabled dormers above, with triple lancet windows.
Gabled porch to right of centre has C19 plank door with moulded stone surround
and 4-centred arch head and single-light window to left and slit window above,
both with ashlar surrounds. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers. Lateral stone
stacks and bellcote with spirelet at ridge. East gable of school has 4-light
window with intersecting tracery and slit window in apex. Masters house has
gabled porch to right. Tablet to right under loggia has inscription. "This
school house was erected under the care, and at the expense of the good Lady
Overstone by whom also the village of Sywell was rebuilt AD 1860-64". Similar
tablet to left under loggia has inscription to Thomas Arthur Dickson, former
school manager, and is dated 1927. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SP8217067254

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