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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383461
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483879
Location: Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, DY14
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
SO6775 CHURCH STREET
582-1/13/53 (North side)
12/11/54 Lacon Childe School
(Formerly Listed as:
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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