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The Old School House

Hob Uid: 1388173
Location :
Grid Ref : NU0250003400
Summary : The old schoolhouse at the end of the hamlet of Snitter is derived from a bastle built by Roger Widdrington in the early part of the 17th century. It became a school in the 19th century and then a school house.
More information : House, the right part originally a bastle house. Later a school and school-master's house. C16 and early C19. Random rubble, especially large in older parts, and tooled-and-margined ashlar dressings.

2 storeys. 2 sections. Left 3 bays early C19. C20 conservatory and sash windows.

Right section has bastle masonry on ground floor, largely rebuilt C18 or early C19 above. On ground floor C20 glazed door and 3 renewed 16-pane sashes. On 1st floor two 16-pane sashes. Gabled roof with left end stack and 2 ridge stacks.

To rear a blocked ground-floor doorway with alternating-block surround. Immediately above, the very worn doorstep of the 1st-floor doorway (cf. Leam Bastle, Corsenside Parish, Tynedale Dist.) Interior: Walls c.42 inches thick on ground floor. The lower part of a finely-cut stone newel stair remains. Listed Grade II. (1,2)

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Source details : District of Alnwick, 29-May-1987
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Bastle
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : School
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : School House
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 236319
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NU 00 SW 64
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