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HER Number:MDV47672
Name:The old Board School (now Community Centre), South Brent

Summary

The school was built in 1875 by the Plymouth Guildhall architect James Hine. It is one of the notable buildings in the village and is now used as a community Centre. It has cast iron railings outside.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 698 600
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/519

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (Constructed, XIX - 1875 AD to 1875 AD (Between))
  • VILLAGE HALL (Altered, XX to Unknown - 1998 AD (Post))

Full description

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

School is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, along with a school house to the east.


Wall, G., 2005, The Book of South Brent. Another Portrait of a Dartmoor Community, 45-54, 78-80, 122-126, 135-138, photographs (Monograph). SDV360849.

Detailed history of the school in South Brent, with reference to pre-1870 school provision in the village. The Education Act of 1870 required parishes without a voluntary school to set up a board and maintain a school financed from parish rates. In 1874 the board was established and a school constructed, at a cost of £2,080. The building was completed in the latter part of 1876 and the first head took up the position in January 1877.
By the late 1970s the school was showing signs of age and the roof was leaking badly. This was the start of a concerted fight to get a modern replacement in the village, which was protracted and despite the building facilities being described in 1991/2 as 'painfully inadequate', it still took until May 1998 for the new school to finally be opened. See source for full detail.


South Brent Parish Council and the South Brent Action and Community Group, 2007, The Village Design Statement for South Brent, 21, 23 (Report - Assessment). SDV359978.

The old Board School, opposite the Congregational Chapel on Plymouth Road was built in 1875 by the Plymouth Guildhall architect James Hine. It is one of the notable buildings in the village and is now used as a community Centre. It has cast iron railings outside; one of several sets in the village.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

School is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #92988 ]
SDV359978Report - Assessment: South Brent Parish Council and the South Brent Action and Community Group. 2007. The Village Design Statement for South Brent. South Brent Parish Council. Digital. 21, 23.
SDV360849Monograph: Wall, G.. 2005. The Book of South Brent. Another Portrait of a Dartmoor Community. The Book of South Brent. Another Portrait of a Dartmoor Community. Hardback Volume. 45-54, 78-80, 122-126, 135-138, photographs.

Associated Monuments

MDV121572Related to: 2, 3 and 3 Plymouth Road, South Brent (Building)
MDV104169Related to: 5 Totnes Road, South Brent (Building)
MDV13314Related to: Congregational Chapel, South Brent (Building)
MDV121790Related to: Drill yard, South Brent (Monument)
MDV121594Related to: Old School House, South Brent (Building)
MDV121596Related to: South Brent Primary School (Building)
MDV121569Related to: The old Schoolhouse, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 6 2018 11:50AM