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Old School and Schoolteacher's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3QM5RC+9C

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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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.


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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