SU6491 : Ewelme Church of England Primary School

taken 5 years ago, near to Ewelme, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Ewelme Church of England Primary School
Ewelme Church of England Primary School
Built as a school in 1450 by Alice de la Pole together with the enlargement of the church and the god's Place almshouses. It represents one of the earliest examples of brick construction in the county. Is there anywhere else that you can find the local village school still occupying an original 15th century Grade I Listed building?
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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SU6491, 358 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites 
Period (from Tags)
15th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1450 
Primary Subject of Photo
School 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6459 9136 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.0421N 1:4.1097W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6459 9134
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Primary School (Church of England) 

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