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School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Morchard Bishop, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8545 / 50°51'16"N

Longitude: -3.7445 / 3°44'40"W

OS Eastings: 277302

OS Northings: 107557

OS Grid: SS773075

Mapcode National: GBR L5.VF73

Mapcode Global: FRA 361V.30Q

Plus Code: 9C2RV734+Q5

Entry Name: School House

Listing Date: 4 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432821

Location: Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Morchard Bishop

Built-Up Area: Morchard Bishop

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Morchard Bishop St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 7607 - 7707
11/139 Morchard Bishop
- School House

House, formerly schoolmasters house. Probably 1872. Snecked volcanic stone with
Hamstone dressings; snecked volcanic stone stacks with brick chimney shafts; red
tile roof with horizontal bands of fish-scale tiling and alternate plain and crested
ridge tiles. Gothic-style L-shaped building with main range facing south and
crosswing projecting forward from left (west) end. 3-room ground plan with axial
stack between rooms in crosswing and end stack projecting from gable end of main
block. 2-storeys. Walls are battered out slightly near the ground and a moulded
Hamstone drip course just below first floor level rises over the ground floor
windows as a continuous hoodmould. All the windows have depressed 2-centred arches
over small shoulders, the ground foor arches higher than the first floor arches.
The single ground floor windows of main front and gable end of crosswing are square-
headed 3-light timber mullion-and-upper-transom windows with arch filled with
rounded fish-scale pattern tiles and relieving arch under hood mould comprising
alternate blocks of Hamstone and volcanic trap. Main front has single 2-light half
dormer with half-hipped roof to first floor. End of wing has another 3-light
mullion-and-upper-transom window to first floor with fish-scale tile infil of low
arch of volcanic stone, and a narrow arch-headed stair window with gothic-style
glazing pattern. Shoulder headed door with original monopitch hood on curving
struts is set in inner wall of wing. 2-windows on outer wall of wing are narrower
versions of main ground floor windows and front one given a square hood. Right end
stack to first floor only and rests on series of corbels, and this end has plainer
arch-headed windows. End of wing is half-hipped. Original clustered chimney
shafts. Interior not inspected. Attractive house built at same time and in same
style as adjacent Primary School (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SS7730207557

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