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Latitude: 51.4212 / 51°25'16"N
Longitude: -2.7065 / 2°42'23"W
OS Eastings: 350973
OS Northings: 169364
OS Grid: ST509693
Mapcode National: GBR JK.PRY7
Mapcode Global: VH88S.1JKW
Entry Name: School House and Double Door Cottage
Listing Date: 22 September 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1283204
English Heritage Legacy ID: 350216
Location: Flax Bourton, North Somerset, BS48
County: North Somerset
Civil Parish: Flax Bourton
Built-Up Area: Flax Bourton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
The folowing building shall be added to the list:-
ST 56 NW FLAX BOURTON MAIN ROAD
7/10007 School House and Double
Semi-detached pair of houses, originally built as a teacher's house to right (School House) divided
by central village reading room from village caretaker's house to left (Double Door Cottage). Built
1895 to the designs ofwalter Cave. Built of Pennant stone with ashlar dressings, with mock timber
framing to upper floors of outer blocks; plain tile roof with stacks at junction with central block.
H-plan, with 2-storey houses flanking central single-storey reading room. Arts and Crafts style.
Outer gables each have 4-light wood-mullioned windows with leaded lights to first floor, above
full-length stone-mullioned and flat-faced windows with leaded lights. The central block has a
projecting timber porch with typical Arts and Crafts detail to cornice and door ironwork; leaded
2-light windows to 2 dormers. Return elevations of outer blocks articulated by tall central dormers.
Rear of central reading room has similar dormers and canted ground-floor bay. Interior: includes
complete reading room in Double Door Cottage, fitted out in Arts and Crafts style with
wrought-iron hinges to joinery including panelled walls, shelving and display cases. One of Cave's
earliest works, and an early expression of Arts and Crafts ideals in both its architectural quality and
character and in its conception as combined dwelling and village reading room. Featured in The
Studio magazine, Vol. 22, 1901, p.104.
Listing NGR: ST5097369364
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