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IoE Number: 431109
Location: COUNTESS GWYTHA COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL (ORIGINAL BUILDING ONLY) WITH SOUTH BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS, HIGH STREET (west side)
  QUEEN CAMEL, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Terry Abbiss
Date Photographed: 24 September 2003
Date listed: 06 March 1986
Date of last amendment: 06 March 1986
Grade II

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QUEEN CAMEL CPHIGH STREET (West side)ST59248/111Countess Gwytha County PrimarySchool(original building only) with

QUEEN CAMEL CP HIGH STREET (West side) ST5924 8/111 Countess Gwytha County Primary School (original building only) with south boundary wall and railings - GV II School. Opened 1873, the gift of Capt Harvey St John Mildmay, lord of the manor. Local lias stone cut and squared with Ham stone dressings; plain clay tile roof between coped gables; brick chimney stacks on stone bases having offsets. In a typical Victorian early Gothic style, well detailed. Single storey, 5 bays symmetrical south facade, of which bay 3 has full height gable crowned with bell-turret, and bays 2 and 4 have projecting porches: bays 1 and 5 have 3-light shoulder-arched chamfer mullioned windows without labels, plain glazed; bays 2 and 4 gabled porches having plain chamfered pointed arched doorways with boarded doors, set in gables simple stone plaques reading: "Boys School" and "Girls School" respectively; low trefoil cusped circular lights to sides of each doorway: bay 3 has a taller 3-light plate tracery style window with 3 circle head, in plain chamfered pointed arched recess without label, diamond leaded, with external ferramenta; above a quatrefoil light, and to sides two carved panels with shields, one presumably the Mildmay Arms, the other the St Andrew's cross for the Diocese of Wells; gable surmounted by standard type bell turret - fluted caps to square columns carrying gablet with wrot iron cross finial. To east and west gables pairs 2-light lancets with circle over in pointed arched recesses with quatrefoil windows set over, having carvings in cusping. Sundry additions to rear, north and elsewhere on site, not of special interest. Along south boundary, about 3 metres from school building, the south boundary wall; lias and Ham stone wall, plinthed and with shaped coping, about 0.75 metre high, with ashlar piers at ends and to gateways opposite each doorway: capping the walls are 2 simple horizontal square rod-rails set with braced uprights at about 1 metre intervals which have twist points and wing barbs. The whole very much a "textbook" design of its date, in very prominent part of the village opposite the church. (Moore G, Queen Camel, our Royal Heritage, 1984).

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