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The School

A Grade II Listed Building in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5549 / 52°33'17"N

Longitude: -1.1609 / 1°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 456987

OS Northings: 295558

OS Grid: SP569955

Mapcode National: GBR 8ND.TJY

Mapcode Global: VHCT0.T1MR

Plus Code: 9C4WHR3Q+XJ

Entry Name: The School

Listing Date: 21 September 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307581

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188899

Location: Countesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Countesthorpe

Built-Up Area: Countesthorpe

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Countesthorpe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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SP59 NE THE DRIVE (West side)

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School, built by the Leicester Poor Law Union for the cottage homes in 1884.
Architect I. Baradale. Brick with Welsh slate roof. Built in 3 distinct
units around a small playground. The main block in the centre is very plain,
one and a half storeys with a steep Welsh slate roof and one gabled dormer
window. It is linked on the left by two semi-circular brick arches, one
giving access through to the yard, and the other forming a window opening for
a school office, in the left hand wing. There is a 4 light timber mullioned
window in the first floor of the gable end of this wing and below it is a pair
of French windows, flanked by a single light wooden casement. Wide
overhanging eaves with exposed purlins in the gable. On the outer slope of
the roof are 3 dormer windows, 2 smaller ones flanking a central larger
dormer. These have 3 lights and 4 lights respectively. The right hand wing
has a similar set of dormers on its outer slope. The same high gable and
steeply pitched roof with an eliptical arched window in the gable. On the
ridge a timber and lead bellcote and spire with crucifix.

Listing NGR: SP5698795558

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