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Stonar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Atworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3891 / 51°23'20"N

Longitude: -2.2179 / 2°13'4"W

OS Eastings: 384935

OS Northings: 165582

OS Grid: ST849655

Mapcode National: GBR 1RT.XRN

Mapcode Global: VH96P.HBVZ

Plus Code: 9C3V9QQJ+JR

Entry Name: Stonar School

Listing Date: 13 November 1962

Last Amended: 29 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433401

Location: Atworth, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Atworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Atworth

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 86 NW
(west side)
1/52 Stonar School (formerly listed
as Cottles House)

Country house, now girls' school. 1775-78 by Thomas Jelly and John
Palmer of Bath for Robert Hale, extended c1832 by H.E. Goodrich.
Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate mansard roof with stone stacks. Two-
storey and attic, 7-window south front. Rambling L-plan. Central
6-panelled door with fanlight and ogee-headed architrave, compound
pilasters to cornice, 2-storey canted bay either side with three
12-pane round arched sashes With pointed hoodmoulds, linked by
impost band. First floor sashes are Tudor-arched; all interlaced
glazing bars. Moulded cornice to battlemented parapet, three
dormers with arched heads to lower mansard pitch. Attached to
right is C19 addition in similar style with canted bay and
mullioned casements, C20 porch, right return has arched sashes to
both floors. Left return has two canted bays as front, central
ground floor arched sash instead of doorway, diagonally-set stack
on south west corner with moulded octagonal stack, three attic
dormers as front. Rear early C19 stucco wing attached to rear,
Tudor-arched sashes to ground and first floors. Rear has C20
single-storey additions, early C19 range to left has former C19
rear entrance concealed within additions, C19 wing to right has
pairs of arched sashes.
Interior: Central inner octagonal porch with shallow vaulted
ceiling with plaster decoration. Room to right is school library
with reset late C16 stone fireplace with caryatids and scrolled
frieze, carved overmantel with heraldic arms, probably of Pawlett
family. Room to left of entrance has good plaster ceiling with
dentilled cornice, scrolled and moulded handrail, top-lit.
Original early C19 joinery throughout; 6-panelled doors and window
shutters, former rear entrance has door with 6 fielded panels,
fanlight and sidelights. Some Adam-style first floor fireplaces.
Cottles was rebuilt on site of earlier house for Hale family, who
also rebuilt the church of St Michael (q.v.) and founded the school
(Plans and Accounts in Gloucestershire Records Office; Atworth
History Group, Atworth - A Little History, 1977).

Listing NGR: ST8493565582

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