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Former St Peter's Infants School

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenavon, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7732 / 51°46'23"N

Longitude: -3.0878 / 3°5'16"W

OS Eastings: 325040

OS Northings: 208837

OS Grid: SO250088

Mapcode National: GBR F2.ZJPD

Mapcode Global: VH79C.FPGK

Entry Name: Former St Peter's Infants School

Listing Date: 9 February 1995

Last Amended: 9 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15275

Building Class: Education

Location: Situated half way up Church Road between the other St Peter's school buildings and set back from the road behind railings.

County: Torfaen

Community: Blaenavon (Blaenafon)

Community: Blaenavon

Built-Up Area: Blaenavon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Built in 1849 to accommodate the infants.

Exterior

Single-storey, five-bay stone construction on a rectangular plan with two porches. Quarry-face snecked stone, with red brick dressings and slate roof. The main elevation has five equally spaced windows, with chamfered red brick surrounds, cambered arches and angled, tooled stone sills. Six square metal ventilation grills are set into the wall. Return south wall has similar window. At the gable apex is a bellcote surmounted by a crucifix. The south porch is set well back from the main elevation. The doorway has chamfered red brick surround. Return north wall is rendered. Single large window has yellow brick surround and stone sill. Against this elevation is a much later red brick porch. Interior not accessible at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its group value with the original St Peter's School and former St Peter's Boys' School and for its historic interest as part of a sequence of development in educational buildings.

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