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The Old Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Lampeter, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1142 / 52°6'50"N

Longitude: -4.0817 / 4°4'54"W

OS Eastings: 257551

OS Northings: 248248

OS Grid: SN575482

Mapcode National: GBR DR.8XX4

Mapcode Global: VH4GX.64H3

Plus Code: 9C4Q4W79+M8

Entry Name: The Old Grammar School

Listing Date: 11 March 1992

Last Amended: 10 February 2012

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10429

Building Class: Education

Location: Situated at upper end of Church Street, close to churchyard gates.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Lampeter (Llanbedr Pont Steffan)

Community: Lampeter

Built-Up Area: Lampeter

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Built in 1823 for the grammar school founded 1805 by the Rev Eliezer Williams and one of the most noted schools in West Wales.

Exterior

Former school in rubble stone with slate roof (partly bitumen-coated) and stone end stacks. Single-storey, 3-window range of long arched windows with cut stone voussoirs and keystones, the centre stone dated 1823. c1900 glazing, replacing original glazing bar sashes with intersecting tracery to heads. Rear wall had 3 similar windows. North end lower gabled section with W side arched doorway. Modern door and overlight.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a good example of a small early C19 school building, important for its historic interest in connection with the grammar school and for group value with other listed items in Church Street.

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