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Old School and Schoolteacher's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Carew, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6909 / 51°41'27"N

Longitude: -4.8289 / 4°49'44"W

OS Eastings: 204565

OS Northings: 202918

OS Grid: SN045029

Mapcode National: GBR GB.SD7F

Mapcode Global: VH2PJ.7RZM

Entry Name: Old School and Schoolteacher's House

Listing Date: 6 February 1997

Last Amended: 6 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18208

Building Class: Education

Location: In the village of Carew Cheriton about 100 m N of the Church. There is a small playground at the N of the school and a garden S of the house.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Carew (Caeriw)

Community: Carew

Locality: Carew Cheriton

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Following the 1870 Education Act, Carew National School was built for £636. The architect was J W Ladd of Pembroke. The School was opened on the 5th of February 1872. It contained a classroom for infants, two classrooms for older children, and a teacher's house. The school remained in use until the 23rd September 1940, when it was temporarily closed because of its proximity to Carew Cheriton Airfield. It was then used as a sick bay for airmen. It was re-opened after the war and continued in use until 1953. The school and the teacher's house are now two private dwellings.

Exterior

The school and the teacher's house adjoin as an L-shaped group, the house planned blind-back to the school. The house is of two storeys and the school is single storey. The house has a small front wing and faces a small private garden to the S. The school and its yard are to the N.
Both buildings are in hammer-dressed limestone with large irregular stones mixed with smaller masonry in informal courses. Slate roofs. Chimneys in similar masonry. The school has tall windows in pairs with two-centred arched heads. The house has sash windows with lintels and two-centred relieving arches in the same limestone as the masonry generally. The main door of the house also has a two-centred arch.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved village school and teacher's house of the 1870 era.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Almshouses
    At NW corner of St. Mary's churchyard, facing W to the lane. The almshouses are the last two remaining from a row known in the C19 as 'Alms Row'. A mounting-block is adjacent to the N gable.
  • I Old Mortuary Chapel
    Within St Mary's Churchyard, about 30 m NW of the Church.
  • II St. Mary's Churchyard Wall
    Wall to the churchyard of St Mary's, with gates to the N, W and S.
  • I Church Of St. Mary
    In Carew Cheriton, 300 m S of the A477.
  • II Grove Manor
    In extensive grounds immediately S of St Mary's churchyard. There is a gateway in the churchyard wall for the use of this house. High boundary wall to the access lane with iron gate.
  • II Milepost at junction of A477 with A4075
    Immediately west of the junction of the A477 with the A4075, on the S side of Carew Village.
  • II* The Fortified Rectory
    100 m SW of St Mary's churchyard.
  • II Milton Bridge
    In the village of Milton, about 30 m N of the A477 road.

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