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Number 2 and Attached Wall school House and Attached Wall the Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Polesworth, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.6204 / 52°37'13"N

Longitude: -1.6144 / 1°36'51"W

OS Eastings: 426199

OS Northings: 302589

OS Grid: SK261025

Mapcode National: GBR 5H1.LND

Mapcode Global: WHCH5.5DHF

Entry Name: Number 2 and Attached Wall school House and Attached Wall the Old School

Listing Date: 23 November 1951

Last Amended: 23 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435564

Location: Polesworth, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, B78

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Polesworth

Built-Up Area: Polesworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Polesworth with Birchmoor

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text


SK2OSE (North side)
5/83 The Old School and Nos.1
23/11/51 (School House) and 2 and
attached wall

GV ll

Includes those parts formerly listed as No.1 and No.2.
Former school. Front range, the Old School, was completely rebuilt 1818; the
rear ranges, Nos.I and 2, are early/mid C19, All are of Flemish bond chequer
brick with sandstone ashlar dressings. Old piain-tile roofs have stone-coped _
gable parapets; brick and stacks. Courtyard plan. Tudor style. The Old School is
of one high storey; 2-1-2 bays. Symmetrical front has alternating quoins and
moulded cornice. Centre has octagonal angle turrets with panelled tops and
shaped cupolas with ball finials. Chamfered Tudor-arched doorway has studded
double-leaf doors and hood mould. Moulded framed panel above has coat of arms
and the inscription 'SCHOLA PAUPERUM -PUELLARUM'; above the panel is the
inscription 'SOLI DEO GLORIA'. Moulded cornice and parapet. Central gable is
flanked by obelisks with projecting pedestals on corbels, and has stone clock
face and ball finial. Other bays have 3-light chamfered stone mullioned and
transomed windows with hood moulds. Fragments of brick parapet, now removed,
remain at the angles which have obelisks on pedestals. Large central stone
octagonal cupola has keyed round arches, moulded entablature and lead ogee roof
with weathervane. Rear, towards the courtyard, has blocked Tudor-arched doorway
with late C20 casement inserted, and 2-light mullioned window above. Lower
Tudor-arched doorways with studded ribbed doors between first and second and
third and fourth bays. 3-light mullioned and transomed windows. Interior not
inspected. No.1 at right angles is linked by a stone-coped wall approximately
2.5 metres high with studded door to Station Road. Nos.1 and 2 are identical.
Each is of central staircase plan. 2 storeys; 5-window range. Symmetrical front front
has alternating quoins and moulded cornices. Projecting chamfered Tudor-arched
doorway has moulded cornice, and studded ribbed door. 3-light recessed chamfered
stone mullioned windows. Shallow-pitched roof has coped gable parapets with
kneelers; brick ridge and end stacks with square shafts. Small single-storey
ranges set back. No.1 has straight-flight staircase with stick balusters. The
courtyard is enclosed by a brick wall with 2 Tudor-arched doorways, linking
Nos.1 and 2. The school was founded by Sir Francis Nethersole in 1638 and first Nethersole in 167--B, and
built 1655.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: ol lV, p188; Buildings of England:
Warwickshire, p374)

Listing NGR: SK2619902589

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