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© Mr Arthur B. Bellwood

IoE Number: 164944
Location: COWICK CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL AND ADJOINING SCHOOL HOUSE, SNAITH ROAD (north side)
  SNAITH AND COLWICK, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, EAST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Arthur B. Bellwood
Date Photographed: 20 April 2004
Date listed: 16 December 1986
Date of last amendment: 16 December 1986
Grade II

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SNAITH AND COWICKSNAITH ROADSE 62 SE(north side)East Cowick3/83Cowick Church of England

SNAITH AND COWICK SNAITH ROAD SE 62 SE (north side) East Cowick 3/83 Cowick Church of England Primary School and adjoining schoolhouse GV II School and schoolhouse. 1853-4 by William Butterfield for William Henry Dawnay, seventh Viscount Downe, with later C19 and C20 additions to rear. Built by Charles Ward of Lincoln. Red brick in English bond with Welsh slate roof; C19 additions in matching style and materials. Original section F-shaped on plan: main east-west range has entrance hall with schoolroom to left, 2-room schoolhouse wing to right, and wing to rear angle; single-room additions to schoolhouse, rear right, and to school, rear left. South front: single-storey schoolroom range, single-storey and attic schoolhouse; 2 windows. C20 half-glazed door to right of centre with plain overlight and sidelight beneath soldier arch. To left, a large 6-pane half-dormer to schoolroom beneath hipped roof, and buttress alongside with tumbled-in brick to offsets. Schoohouse to right has C20 casement in original opening with soldier arch and pointed relieving arch, C20 attic casement in original opening to gable end. Steeply-pitched roofs. Small ventilator to schoolroom, pair of lateral stacks to rear of schoolhouse with tumbled-in brick to offsets; axial stack to wing, rear left. Left elevation: gable end of schoolroom has large pointed window with chamfered ashlar sill and C20 glazing bars; wing to left has pair of 3-light windows with chamfered wood mullions, ashlar sills and lintels, roof hipped to left, original lateral schoolroom stack incorporated to right. Unsympathetic C20 addition to left. Right elevation forms east front: C20 wooden trellised gabled porch over C20 half-glazed board door in original chamfered wood frame beneath soldier arch and pointed relieving arch. To right, C20 three-light window in original opening with soldier and relieving arches, small single-light casement, pilaster buttress at junction with later section to right with casement beneath soldier and relieving arches. Small raking dormer above entrance, with original 2-light casement in chamfered reveal. Pointed-arch window with C20 glazing to original rear central wing. Interior: schoolroom contains ashlar chimney-piece with pointed chamfered arch, panelled dado, painted Downe arms in square chamfered recess to east end; schoolhouse contains original dogleg staircase and panelled doors in chamfered surrounds. Schoolhouse empty and disused at time of resurvey. Contemporary with neighbouring church and vicarage (qv), and with similar groups at nearby Hensall (North Yorkshire) and Pollington (qv). Cowick is the least altered of the 3 schools. P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971. J Killeen, A Short History of Cowick Hall, 1967, pp 27-29. R Dixon and S Muthesius, Victorian Architecture, 1978, p 49 and p 208. Photographs in NMR.

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