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Captain Cook's Schoolroom

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4886 / 54°29'19"N

Longitude: -1.1344 / 1°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 456169

OS Northings: 510708

OS Grid: NZ561107

Mapcode National: GBR NJJJ.6Q

Mapcode Global: WHD7F.KF0T

Plus Code: 9C6WFVQ8+C6

Entry Name: Captain Cook's Schoolroom

Listing Date: 23 June 1966

Last Amended: 8 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 332985

Location: Great Ayton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, TS9

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Great Ayton

Built-Up Area: Great Ayton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Great Ayton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: York

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NZ 5610
(north side)
12/57 No 99 (Captain Cook's
schoolroom), No 103 and
23.6.66 No 105 (formerly listed
as No 103 and 105 (Parish
Council Room)
- II
Pair of houses with cottage adjoining on left. 2 builds, early and later C18.
Large coursed squared stone with plinth. Pantiled roofs, stone copings, brick
stacks. No 99, 2 storeys, 3 windows above and one below, irregular. Yorkshire
sashes and a ground floor shop window. At left a bronze plaque erected in 1914
commemorates Captain Cook's attendance at the school. Nos 103 and 105 taller
and broader. 2 storeys, 4 windows, irregular. Doors open off central passage.
2 and 3-light Yorkshire sashes, and 2 fixed lights with opening panes at right.
High-pitched swept roof; large coped stack at junction and smaller one at
right. Left return entrance to No 99, with a 3-light ground floor window and
small light in gable peak. Rear elevation shows stone stairs to first floor
boarded schoolroom door with inscription: 'Michael Postgate built this school
house in year 1704. Rebuilt 1785'. Lean-to at left of stair. Rear elevation
of Nos 103 and 105 shows similar irregular fenestration and a boarded passage

Listing NGR: NZ5616910708

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