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Lacon Childe School

A Grade II Listed Building in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.3802 / 52°22'48"N

Longitude: -2.4805 / 2°28'49"W

OS Eastings: 367387

OS Northings: 275900

OS Grid: SO673759

Mapcode National: GBR BW.R420

Mapcode Global: VH847.YFHQ

Plus Code: 9C4V9GJ9+3Q

Entry Name: Lacon Childe School

Listing Date: 12 November 1954

Last Amended: 29 February 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383461

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483879

Location: Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, DY14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Cleobury Mortimer

Built-Up Area: Cleobury Mortimer

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Cleobury Mortimer

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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582-1/13/53 (North side)
12/11/54 Lacon Childe School
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
The School (old part only))


School. Dated 1740, c1890 extensions, c1900 additions. Stone
rubble with ashlar facade and cornice. Hipped plain-tiled
roof. Plain brick ridge stacks. Simple rectangular plan with
late C19 set-back flanking wings and extensive C20 ranges to
EXTERIOR: 2-storey and attic. 5-window range of 6/6 sashes
with projecting keyblocks to south, all restored except for
ground-floor right. Central doorcase with rosette architrave
surmounted by fascia and broken pediment with apex crest,
6-panelled door with top panels glazed. 3 tiled gabled
dormers, central one restored, with 2-light casements.
Octagonal open wood bell turret with cupola roof with ball
finial and weather-vane.
To left side is single-storey stone gabled flanking wing of
c1890, known as the Baldwyn-Childe Dining Hall.
Doorcase fascia inscription reads: `Sir Lacon William Childe
of Kinlet, Knight, by his will endowed this school, the
building was erected in 1740'.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
School re-founded 1835 as a free school for 20 boarders with
house for headmaster. It became a private school in 1890, sold
to Local Education Authority in 1935.

Listing NGR: SO6738775900

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