Record Details

NHER Number:48834
Type of record:Building
Name:The Strike School, Church Green

Summary

This small single storey rendered building was built in 1917 by public subscription. The school employed the teachers of the village school. This allowed the teachers to continue to teach the local children after they had been dismissed in 1914 by the education authorities for supporting the farm workers strike. The front wall is almost entirely composed of stones with subscribers' names inscribed on them. A freize beneath the eaves of the roof is inscribed 'Burston 19 Strike 17 School'. The building is now a museum.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1366 8315
Map Sheet:TM18SW
Parish:BURSTON WITH SHIMPLING, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Built in 1917 by public subscription to enable the teachers of the village school to continue to teach the local children after the teachers had been dismissed in 1914 by the education authorities for supporting the farm workers strike. Small single-storey rendered building with front wall of ashlar almost entirely composed of stones with subscribers' names inscribed. Three bays with central doorway with double doors and large flanking casement windows. Continuous moulded impost, and lintels forming frieze beneath the eaves inscribed 'Burston 19 Strike 17 School'. Tiled roof with gabled ends. Brick chimney stack over right hand front corner.
Included for social historical interest.
M. Dennis (NLA), 1 September 2006.

April 2011. Norfolk Rural Schools Survey.
See (S1).
S. Howard (HES), 23 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • MUSEUM (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • SCHOOL (World War One to 21st Century - 1917 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 236.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Bate, S. & Blaikie, S.. 2011. Norfolk Rural Schools Survey Form. Burston Strike School, Burston, Norfolk.. April.

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