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HER Number:MDV48304
Name:The Old School House, Whitchurch Road, Horrabridge


Built in 1875, this Victorian school appears to have remained in use as a school into the later 20th century, when it was replaced by a new primary school built on Walkhampton Terrace. This property has since been used as a dwelling / guest house.


Grid Reference:SX 511 701
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHorrabridge
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/132

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XIX to XX - 1875 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'School' is depicted on the early 20th century historic map; not shown on the previously late 19th century historic map but apparently was built in 1875, so this appears to have been an oversight.

Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

'School' depicted on the later 20th century historic map.

Norwood, G., 2010, Own a slice of history (Article in Serial). SDV360271.

Horrabridge, Devon. Built in 1875, this former school is now a distinctive, six-bedroom home, complete with its original bell tower and bell. Has also been used as a bed and breakfast.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'The Old School House' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93160 ]
SDV360271Article in Serial: Norwood, G.. 2010. Own a slice of history. Telegraph Newspaper. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV119569Related to: 1-2 Walkham Cottages, Horrabridge (Building)
MDV3625Related to: Ebenezer Chapel, Whitchurch Road, Horrabridge (Building)
MDV64025Related to: Grimstone Manor, Horrabridge (Building)
MDV119550Related to: Horrabridge Community Primary School (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 2:30PM