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The Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Mathern, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6203 / 51°37'13"N

Longitude: -2.6947 / 2°41'40"W

OS Eastings: 352003

OS Northings: 191503

OS Grid: ST520915

Mapcode National: GBR JL.92X5

Mapcode Global: VH87T.7JSR

Entry Name: The Old School

Listing Date: 10 October 2000

Last Amended: 10 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24071

Building Class: Education

Location: In the centre of Mathern new village about 600m north of the Church of St Tewdric.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Mathern (Matharn)

Community: Mathern

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A village school built in about 1865 and probably designed by the Llandaff diocesan architects, John Prichard and John Pollard Seddon. The wing at the north end may be an addition, but, if so, it must be very soon after the main build.

Exterior

Small village school built of thin coursed squared grey sandstone rubble with limestone and Bath stone dressings, Welsh slate roof. T-shaped building with the foot formed by the rear wing, The right hand (north) arm may be an addition, see below and History. Single storey with gable central to the street. From the left, a 2-light window with Caernarvon heads; a tall stack characteristic of Prichard/Seddon designs; in the gable a 3-lancet-light window with stepped lights; a single light window as before; a doorway with blocked architrave and plank door; a 2-light window as before. The left hand gable is plain with paired lancets. The right hand gable is hipped, suggesting a possible addition, with a 2-light window as before. Rear elevation not seen.

Interior

Interior not seen at time of resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved Diocesan school of the 1860s which has group value with the Memorial Homes opposite and the adjacent telephone box.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Telephone Call-box
    In the centre of Mathern new village next to the old primary school. and opposite the Memorial Homes.
  • II Wall, Railings and Gateways at Model Cottages
    In the centre of Mathern new village about 600m north of the Church of St Tewdric.
  • II Model Cottages
    In the centre of Mathern new village about 600m north of the Church of St Tewdric.
  • II Model Cottages
    In the centre of Mathern new village about 600m north of the Church of St Tewdric.
  • II Model Cottages
    In the centre of Mathern new village about 600m north of the Church of St Tewdric.
  • II Model Cottages
    In the centre of Mathern new village about 600m north of the Church of St Tewdric.
  • II Water-tank shelter in garden at New Cottage
    In the centre of Mathern new village about 600m north of the Church of St Tewdric in the front garden of New Cottage.
  • II War Memorial
    At the north end of Mathern new village about 900m north west of the Church of St Tewdric.

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