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The Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Burton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2614 / 53°15'40"N

Longitude: -3.0323 / 3°1'56"W

OS Eastings: 331235

OS Northings: 374317

OS Grid: SJ312743

Mapcode National: GBR 7Z8Q.9L

Mapcode Global: WH87Z.D983

Plus Code: 9C5R7X69+H3

Entry Name: The Old School

Listing Date: 27 December 1962

Last Amended: 29 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475679

Location: Willaston and Thornton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH64

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Little Neston and Burton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Burton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Burton St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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SJ3174 NESTON ROAD, Burton
794-1/11/1 (East side)
27/12/62 The Old School
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Bishop Wilson School)


School with schoolmaster's cottage attached, now one dwelling.
Dated 1724; later alterations and additions, including rear
extension of 1890. Brown brick in English Garden Wall bond
with red sandstone dressings; slate roof with coped gables and
single gable stack of brick.
EXTERIOR: school is 1 storey, 5 bays, end bays gabled and
projecting; schoolmaster's cottage to left is 1 bay, 1 storey
and attic. Cottage has a projecting stone plinth, flush
quoins, projecting band over ground floor window and ogee
moulded eaves cornice. Ground floor window is a multi-paned
horizontal sliding sash under a brick flat arch with stone
keyblock. The attic window is a 2-light casement with glazing
bars in a flat roofed half dormer with side pilasters. Between
the windows there is an ogee-topped tablet bearing the date
School end bays project forward and have coped gables with
kneelers: centre bays surmounted by shallow coped parapet
fronting a wide lead gutter. Left end bay has a boarded door
under segment-arched lintel with turning piece: right end bay
has a large casement divided into 9 panes under projecting
band with key: both gables have moulded eaves cornices broken
by cross-glazed oval windows beneath floating cornices. Centre
bays windows are tall, the outer ones of 15 panes, the centre
one of paired 10-pane lights, all in keyed raised surrounds
and with transoms continued across full width of front and as
raised band.
Right return: stepped lancets in gable wall.
INTERIOR: right room has both strutted and king post trusses
with cambered tie beams: left room firebeam and exposed
ceiling beam. Cottage has C18 hob-grate in bedroom, also wide
boarded door.
HISTORY: the building was founded by Bishop Robert Wilson and
formerly known as Bishop Wilson School.

Listing NGR: SJ3123574317

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