Record Details

NHER Number:41274
Type of record:Building
Name:Old School House

Summary

A mid 18th century building, formerly a school, now a private residence. The building is two storeys high with an attic, and is of brick construction with a pantiled roof.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 95907 85964
Map Sheet:TL98NE
Parish:BRIDGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

School, now domestic house of mid 18th century. Brick 'with red pantiles on roof'.
Two storeys and attic. Four bay façade. 19th century casements in original openings, rounded to ground floor. Door slightly offcentre. Eaves string course. Parapet gables with tumbling and internal stacks. Small attic window to each. Conservatory to rear (S1).
Note there is a building opposite called The Old School, presumably a later version?
Sale Advertisement (details unknown, 1970s?) seen briefly stated building dates from 1719 and was originally a smithy.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 March 2005.

See also NHER 56475 for the former Board School located opposite.

Monument Types

  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (18th Century to 19th Century - 1719 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (18th Century to 19th Century - 1719 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCHOOL (18th Century to 19th Century - 1719 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Folliard, I.. 2010. Norfolk Rural Schools Survey Form. The Old School, Bridgham, Norfolk.. September.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1076911.

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