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HER Number:MDV34500
Name:Hatherleigh County Primary School


Hatherleigh County Primary School was built in 1875. The main building is of rubble sandstone under a slate roof, with a central projecting gabled belfry.


Grid Reference:SS 541 042
Map Sheet:SS50SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHatherleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHATHERLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS50SW/55
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93185

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XIX - 1875 AD to 1875 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'School' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Unknown, 2001, Hatherleigh Town Trail and Street Map (Pamphlet). SDV338920.

Department of Environment, 29/02/1988, Hatherleigh, 42 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV256974.

Hatherleigh County Primary School. Dated 1875. Sandstone rubble walls. Gable ended slate roof. Rubble lateral stack at side of right hand wing, octagonal stone ashlar stack at end of belfry gable. School has 4 main rooms - one either end projecting slightly and 2 at the centre which may originally have been one. 20th century additions have been built at the rear. School to left is one storey. It has symmetrical front with projecting gable at either end and central projecting gabled belfry. Each of the end gables has a 5 light mullion window the central 3 lights have arched heads. Small trefoils in the gables above. Immediately to the inside of each of the gables is a 2 light centred heads. The belfry has a gabled roof overhanging the bell with a large quatrefoil panel below. Underneath that is a stone inscribed 'Board Schools 1875'. Wide 20th century plank doors. Two light mullion to its left and similar window above under a gable with a small gable to the 4 light bay window on the ground floor and 2 light casements above. Interior not inspected. This school retains an unaltered facade and occupies a prominent elevated position at the entrance to the town. Other details: LBS No 93185.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256974List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 29/02/1988. Hatherleigh. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 42.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338920Pamphlet: Unknown. 2001. Hatherleigh Town Trail and Street Map. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV270Related to: Eyde's Villa, Formerly Hatherleigh School (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 11 2009 3:26PM