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HER Number:MDV71018
Name:Countess Wear National Schools


C19 stone school building converted to housing


Grid Reference:SX 940 903
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishCOUNTESS WEAR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'School' shown on OS 25" (1880s + 1905) maps to the north of St Luke's Church.

Parker, R. W., 2004, Newsletter - Autumn 2004, 15-6 (Article in Serial). SDV23282.

The small schoolroom in School Road, Countess Wear was provided in 1848 as a Mixed Public Elementary School. A teachers' house was added in 1853 & in 1854 the school was established as a National School. In 1902 a further classroom was added to the southeast. The school is built of dressed limestone rubble under a slate roof. The playground retains its gate piers & iron railings. The school was closed in 1954 & the buildings were converted to housing. Other details: Fig 5.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV23282Article in Serial: Parker, R. W.. 2004. Newsletter - Autumn 2004. Devon Buildings Group Newsletter. 22. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15-6.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV18324Related to: St Lukes Church, Countess Wear (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2005 2:54PM