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Gate and Porters Lodges, Old Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon

Record ID:  100074 / MNA105804
Record type:  Building
Protected Status: Listed Building: Grade I
NT Property:  Old Blundell's School; South West
Civil Parish:  Tiverton; Mid Devon; Devon
Grid Reference:  SS 9584 1255
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Summary

Gate and Porters Lodges

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Monument Types

  • GATE (Late 17th C to Unknown - 1695 AD (post))
  • PORTERS LODGE (Built, Late 17th C to Unknown - 1695 AD)

Description

The School and walled green are on a plot orientated NE-SW, with the entrance gateway and front of the school facing NE. The main entrance is through the gateway on Station Road which is on the central axis of the walled enclosure. It is suggested (DOE 1972) that the one-storey lodges either side of the gate and the iron gate beneath a semi-circular arch all date from 1695. There is said to have been an earlier wooden gate (NT 1984).
An inscription over the gateway on a tablet says that the school was built by Peter Blundell in 1604 'aetatis suae 81' (Amery 1900-1901)

References

  • SZB52312 - National Trust Report: The National Trust. 1984. Old Blundell's School, Devon. 1984.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): SS91SE-047-01

Associated Events

  • ENA227 - Field Survey, The National Trust Archaeological Survey

Associated Finds

None Recorded

Related Records

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