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Latitude: 51.8063 / 51°48'22"N
Longitude: 0.121 / 0°7'15"E
OS Eastings: 546331
OS Northings: 214085
OS Grid: TL463140
Mapcode National: GBR LD4.MFX
Mapcode Global: VHHM1.1VVP
Plus Code: 9F32R44C+GC
Entry Name: School House
Listing Date: 30 April 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1290936
English Heritage Legacy ID: 394207
Location: High Wych, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21
Civil Parish: High Wych
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: High Wych St James
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 4614 HIGH WYCH HIGH WYCH ROAD
High Wych Village
16/11 School House
Schoolmaster's house. 1860-61 by G E Pritchett (1824-1912).
Built adjacent to school opened 13 April 1861, qv. 2 storey
knapped flint Gothic style with steep red tiled gabled roof with
bellcast at eaves. Irregular plan with gables to S and E.
Entrance on N next to school. Paired limestone lancet windows
with rectangular recessed sash windows with shouldered heads and
herring-bone red brick tympana. Pointed arches with alternate
stone and dark brick voussoirs and narrow dark keystone. Raised
knapped flint super arch to each pair of lancets. Minor upper
floor windows have chamfered square stone heads (E) or have
gabled heads above eaves. E front has gabled righthand side,
slightly advanced. Uncoursed knapped flint with limestone for
plinth dressings, quoins, window dressings and vent slot in
gable. Double line of yellow brick headers with flints between
at springing line of window arches on each floor. Red brick
tumble work below each purlin, and heavy moulded bargeboards.
Large stock brick central chimney with dentilled and corbelled
upper stage with stone corners and 4 square terra-cotta pots. 2
smaller gable stacks on W. Lean-to porch with heavy roll moulded
stone corbel supporting brick cheek. Heavy plank door with
decorative iron hinges and shouldered head to frame. Interior
sparsely fitted with battened plank doors, chamfered architraves
and simple wooden fire surrounds. A little altered purpose-built
schoolmaster's house of considerable social and architectural
interest. Integral part of group with school, church and
contemporary flint buildings E of road. (Builder 8.3.1912 p 283:
WEA III (1970) 13: Bishops Stortford Observer 20.4.1861).
Listing NGR: TL4633114085
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