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Former County Primary School

A Grade II Listed Building in Corsham, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4291 / 51°25'44"N

Longitude: -2.1845 / 2°11'4"W

OS Eastings: 387269

OS Northings: 170021

OS Grid: ST872700

Mapcode National: GBR 1RH.6KB

Mapcode Global: VH96J.3B0T

Plus Code: 9C3VCRH8+J6

Entry Name: Former County Primary School

Listing Date: 5 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469011

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsham

Built-Up Area: Corsham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Greater Corsham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST8770
1637/5/10011

CORSHAM
POUND PILL
Former County Primary School

GV
II

School; now arts centre. 1895; for Corsham School Board. Coursed rock-faced limestone rubble with freestone dressings. Clay plain tile roof with stone coped gables with kneelers. Stone axial stacks with moulded cornices. Free Jacobean style. PLAN: One range with infants' school to east with a classroom, hall and cloakroom, and a separate boys' school occupying the west end of the building with three classrooms, the third opening up into a hall and with a cloakroom. The boys' and infants' school playgrounds are separated by a wall with a range of boys' and infants' lavatories at the end, with attached open-sided shelters. Girls probably occupied the former British School [listed 5/3431 situated in the infants' playground. EXTERIOR: Single storey with attics over cloakrooms. Asymmetrical gabled elevations with stone mullion-transom windows. Infants' school facing east has two gables with large stone mullion-transom window to right, 2-storey gable to left with small stone mullion windows and stone gabled portal at centre with pilasters, 3-centred arch and ball finials. The south elevation has gable at centre, large window on right breaking caves with twin hipped roof and gable-ended range on left. Boys' school facing west has gables to left and right with large stone mullion-transom windows and stone portal to left of centre with semicircular gable, ball finials, pilasters and 3-centred arch. The long north elevation has large central gable flanked by two smaller gables, all with large stone mullion-transom windows. Over the ridges are small ventilators with conical caps and over the centre there is a wooden bellcote with a tiled spire. INTERIOR,: Glazed partitions. The boys' cloakroom is said to have its original pegs. INCLUDING: Boys' and infants' lavatory range and adjoining shelters, Connected to school on south side by stone wall separating the two playgrounds; gabled gateway through the wall.


Listing NGR: ST8726970021

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