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Former Burton in Lonsdale Endowed First School: Schoolmaster's House and garden wall and gate piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Burton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1453 / 54°8'42"N

Longitude: -2.54 / 2°32'23"W

OS Eastings: 364823

OS Northings: 472294

OS Grid: SD648722

Mapcode National: GBR BNPH.WS

Mapcode Global: WH952.Y2NH

Plus Code: 9C6V4FW6+42

Entry Name: Former Burton in Lonsdale Endowed First School: Schoolmaster's House and garden wall and gate piers

Listing Date: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1301402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324103

Location: Burton in Lonsdale, Craven, North Yorkshire, LA6

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Burton in Lonsdale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Burton-in-Lonsdale All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/03/2020

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BURTON IN LONSDALE
Thornton Lodge
Former Burton in Lonsdale Endowed First School: Schoolmaster's House and garden wall and gate piers

(Formerly listed as Burton in Lonsdale Endowed First School: Schoolmaster's House and garden wall and gate piers, BURTON IN LONSDALE)


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Formerly schoolmaster's and schoolmistress's houses, now one house. 1853. Ashlar, slate roof. Gable end to street. Symmetrical composition, two storeys, four bays. Two entrances, former master's to left and mistress's to right, both with single-storey projecting porches. Tudor arched head to moulded surround and moulded stepped parapet; plank door to left, glazed to right. Two ground floor three-light cavetto mullioned windows; fixed lights. Upper floor sill band with panel below inscribed:

ERECTED AND ENDOWED AT THE SOLE EXPENCE OF/RICHARD THORNTON ESQ/ OF THE CITY OF LONDON MERCHANT/ ANNO DOMINI 1851;/TO COMMEMORATE THE PLACE OF HIS NATIVITY,/ AND FOR THE FUTURE BENEFIT OF/ THE POOR CHILDREN OF BURTON,/AND THORNTON IN LONSDALE

On upper floor are two outer single light windows with cavetto jambs and splayed sills, and two similar but two-light windows; casements. In centre is round headed niche with moulded surround containing bust of Thornton on octagonal pedestal. In gable is panel inscribed: THORNTON'S/ SCHOOL/FOUNDED AD 1853

Flanked by two small trefoil breathers to roof space. Corbelled sexagonal finial to gable. Gable is stepped to left and right with animal gargoyle on left and right hand return. To left is gable end of boys' school: two-light lancet window with recessed panel above inscribed 'PERSEVERANCE'. Gargoyle in form of winged animal and fleur-de-lis finial to gable. To right is gable end of girls' school in similar style with panel inscribed 'INDUSTRY'.

Garden walls and gate piers of rock faced masonry and ashlar coping. Retaining wall to garden has four octagonal pillars and two pillars at base of steps. Four similar gate piers at entrance to boys' school and master's house, with a similar arrangement to the mistress's house, linked by a wall fronting the road.

Listing NGR: SD6482372294

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