Record Details

NHER Number:42607
Type of record:Building
Name:The Old School/School House


A former school built in 1862 in the Gothic Revival style. The school has Gothic windows and doors and octagonal chimney shafts. The school closed in 1958/9 and has since been converted into a private dwelling.


  • The School House, Hardingham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 04470 04082
Map Sheet:TG00SW

Full description

February 1986. Listed, Grade II.
Former school about 1860. Flint, gault brick and stone; slate roof. Gothic revival, irregular plan. Attached two storey teacher’s house. Diagonal buttresses to all corners. West façade has single storey gabled extension to north with four centred gothic window. Slightly advanced stack with shaft. Gabled porch and Gothic window. Two storey projection at south with Gothic windows and internal stack with shafts. South front has similar projection to east, Gothic door and windows. Large Gothic window and clock to north.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 17 October 2005.

July 2011. Norfolk Rural Schools Survey.
Since conversion a second floor and ceilings have been inserted. The original winding gear, weight and pendulum for the clock is still in situ.
See (S2).
S. Howard (HES), 4 January 2012.

Monument Types

  • SCHOOL (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1862 AD to 1959 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 380.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1172373.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Wade Martin, S.. 2011. Norfolk Rural Schools Survey Form. Former Edwards School, Hardingham, Norfolk.. July.

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