HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV47815
Name:Dartington Church of England Primary School


School, circa 1860-70 with later 19th century additions.


Grid Reference:SX 786 621
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SE/199

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XIX - 1860 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'St. Mary's School' shown. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

School. Circa 1860-70 with later C19 additions. Grey Devonian limestone rubble with dressed limestone quoins and Bathstone dressings; the later C19 addition is snecked limestones. Slate roof with gabled ends; the gable ends have stone coping with gablets of the apexes with finials. Crested ridge tiles and small metal ventilator on ridge. Plan: A long rectangular plan containing one large school room open to the roof, the right end has been extended. It was a mixed school and there are 2 porches on the front therefore the school room may have been divided originally. There is a large lateral stack on the front left. A third phase was the building of a wing at the rear of the right-hand end in the later C19. Victorian Gothic style. Exterior: Single storey. South front has a gabled porch to left of centre with stone arch doorway with a hoodmould, 2 small ogee lancets in the left- hand side and a lean-to porch in the angle on the right-hand side with a band of seven ogee quatrefoil lights on the front and a cusped ogee-head moulded doorway on the right side. Incorporated in the angle on the left side of the gabled porch is a large lateral chimney stack with set offs and a tall ashlar shaft with a moulded cap. To the left a buttress set back from the left-hand corner with set offs. The left gable end has a large pointed arch window, the stone tracery and mullions have been removed, and above there is a small ventilation slit with cusped head. The chamfered plinth does not continue around the addition at the right end which has a blind front wall without windows and a large 4-light stone window in the right-hand gable end with pointed and cusped heads to the lights. The later C19 wing at the rear of the right-hand extension has red brick window surrounds. Interior: not inspected but it seems to be one large hall, a school room, with an arched brace roof on moulded stone corbels; the purlins and rafters are also exposed with boarding between. The school was built at the expense of the Champernowne family of Dartington Hall (qv).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 2 2014 9:51AM