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The Old School House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Risley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9169 / 52°55'0"N

Longitude: -1.3148 / 1°18'53"W

OS Eastings: 446168

OS Northings: 335714

OS Grid: SK461357

Mapcode National: GBR 7GL.4DS

Mapcode Global: WHDGW.SY27

Plus Code: 9C4WWM8P+Q3

Entry Name: The Old School House

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82281

Location: Risley, Erewash, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Risley

Built-Up Area: Sandiacre

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Risley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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SK 46 NE
2/95 (North Side)
The Old School
2.9.52 House

School house, now house. c1720 with later C18 alterations.
Endowed by Elizabeth Grey of Risley Hall in her will of 1720.
Red brick in flemish bond with yellow brick headers and gauged
brick dressings. Steeply pitched plain tile roof with moulded
stone copings on plain brick kneelers and large gable brick
stacks. Double plain first and second floor bands with
vitrified headers and a stepped and dentilled brick cornice.
Two storeys plus garrets and five bays. T-plan. Central raised
doorcase with wide plain surround, chamfered to inner edge and
double raised and fielded panelled doors. Above a shell canopy,
on straight brackets, which cuts through the first floor band.
To either side are single, late C18 glazing bar sashes under
flat arches, set in disturbed brickwork. Above there are five
2-light timber cross windows with leaded casements, again under
flat arches. Similar windows to gable walls and rear wing.
Interior has the original dogleg column on vase baluster
staircase with moulded handrail through two floors. It also has
all the original raised and fielded six panelled doors, central
ovolo moulded beams to each room, a richly moulded original
fireplace in the upper east room and original cornicing in the
lower east room. This house was built as part of the Latin
school complex and it appears on a map of 1722 which is housed
at Derbyshire County Record Office, although the Derbyshire
Victoria County History states that it was built in 1771. It is
possible that this is the date of the alterations.

Listing NGR: SK4616835714

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