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Rickinghall Voluntary Controlled Primary School

A Grade II Listed Building in Rickinghall, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3369 / 52°20'12"N

Longitude: 0.9909 / 0°59'27"E

OS Eastings: 603864

OS Northings: 275185

OS Grid: TM038751

Mapcode National: GBR SGV.KBB

Mapcode Global: VHKCX.4J7F

Entry Name: Rickinghall Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334354

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439721

Location: Rickinghall Inferior, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Rickinghall Inferior

Built-Up Area: Rickinghall

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Redgrave cum Botesdale with the Rickinghalls

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 07 NW
1/116 Rickinghall Voluntary
- Controlled Primary School
School. '1853 Rickinghall National School' on datestone, built for £700.
Knapped flint with red brick dressings. Steeply pitched fishscale patterned
tiled roofs. In a Gothic style, a large 1 storey school room with a T plan 2
storey schoolmaster's house to right. Entrance to right of school room in a
low projecting gabled porch, a boarded straphinged door in a chamfered gauged
brick pointed arch, moulded kneelers to parapet, small return buttresses and
pointed arched windows. To left school room has 3 tall paired lancets
breaking eaves with chamfered gauged brick pointed arched heads, intermediate
buttresses, 3 gables with kneelers to parapets, datestone with a pointed head
in middle gable, on ridge to centre is a small octagonal timber bellcote with
pointed arched openings, a leaded spire finial with weathervane. To far left
a lower bay projects forward with a gable to front, triple lancets, that to
centre taller, parapet, buttresses to returns. Left gable end has triple
lancets, that to centre taller, parapet. To right of entrance and projecting
slightly further forward than school room is slightly taller house with a
gable fronted bay, paired lancets with gauged brick heads, taller on first
floor, part opening casements, a blind slit in attic, kneelers to coped
parapet. On ridge where house meets school room a cross axial stack with
offsets to an oversailing cap. To right a further bay at right angles with a
cross axial ridge stack, a lean-to in inner angle to front with a pointed
arched door, buttress, parapet. Right gable end ground floor projecting 4-
light bay window, first floor paired lancets, parapet. To rear cross gabled
bay is flint rubble, a lean-to behind right bay. Schoolroom to rear has a
gabled dormer, a plain red brick addition and extending to left another plain
red brick addition with triple lancets in left gable end. Interior not

Listing NGR: TM0386475185

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