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Old School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lamphey, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.6682 / 51°40'5"N

Longitude: -4.8713 / 4°52'16"W

OS Eastings: 201538

OS Northings: 200502

OS Grid: SN015005

Mapcode National: GBR G9.VT7B

Mapcode Global: VH1S7.JB2J

Plus Code: 9C3QM49H+7F

Entry Name: Old School House

Listing Date: 14 May 1970

Last Amended: 30 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5965

Building Class: Education

Location: At E side of A4139 passing through Lamphey village, immediately N of the church.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Lamphey (Llandyfái)

Community: Lamphey

Locality: Lamphey Village

Built-Up Area: Lamphey

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History: In c.1828 a National School was established which was described by Lewis in 1834 as 'a commodious schoolroom' (for about 100 children) and 'a neat cottage for the residence of the master and mistress.' The National Society contributed £70 and Charles Mathias £50, a deficiency then being made up by the Vicar, Rev. J B Byers. The land was provided by Mathias on a 60 years lease in exchange for another piece of land belonging to the parish. Both day and Sunday schools appear to have been held, the latter perhaps predating the building. The school was praised in the 1847 report.

Description: The cottage is of two storeys, in rendered rubble masonry. Hipped slate roof with tiled hips and ridge. Two windows above in the front elevation facing W, but three windows beneath: the central window at ground storey was formerly a door. Two-light casement windows with pointed heads. Three panes above transom with curved V-bars. Each casement of two panes. A similar window in the N elevation is a copy. End chimneys, rendered, with capping. The house has been extended at the rear and a new main entrance formed. Modern conservatory to N.

Listed, notwithstanding modern alterations, for group value with the Church.

References: Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1834)
Inquiry into Education in Wales (1847) 391
Dyfed Arch. Trust S&M PRN 4411

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