School House, Allerford, Holnicote Estate

Record ID:  115027*2 / MNA137184
Record type:  Building
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Holnicote Estate; South West
Civil Parish:  Selworthy; West Somerset; Somerset
Grid Reference:  SS 9043 4697
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Two storey, three cell house, approximately T- shaped and built onto the west wall of Allerford School.

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Monument Types

  • TOILET (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WOOD SHED (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Late 19th C - 1882 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN SHED (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)


Two storey, three cell house, approximately T- shaped and built onto the west wall of Allerford School. Roof ridge T-shaped at same level as school ridge ( school roof thatched). Gables facing south and west. Gabled dormer in north pitch. Single chimney emerging through east ridge. Single storey porch over front door between foot of 'T-shape' and west wall of school lean-to. Rear lean-tos on north wall, overlapping on school wall, also with single pitched roofs.
Fenestration regular with pentices over west ground floor windows.
Roof of slate with collared ridge tiles. Walls probably of rubble stone, all rendered and limewashed with black tar band. Gables slate hung with vents into roof space, as in cottages 26 and 27 ( 115,026).
Built on west end of school, recorded as completed in 1882 in Mr. J. K. Ridler's book 'The Story of Allerford School', compiled from the school registers. ( Not shown on the 1876 Holnicote Estate map but on the 1889 O.S. Somerset sheet XXXIV.2, scale 1:2,500).
Important Features:
External appearance with slate hung gables.
Slate floor in larder.
Late 19c stairs.
Fireplaces in sitting room, bedrooms H and I ( late 19c).
Late 19c doors and windows with fixtures.
In a good state of repair.
Lavatory: Small lean-to on north wall of Allerford School, backing on to bathroom. Roof of slate over walls of brick, front rendered and limewashed. Late 19c. In a fair state of repair.
Garden Store: Lean-to on north wall of school. Roof of corrugated asbestos over walls of vertical planks on frame. Late 20c, in a fair state of repair.
Log House: Small square shed set on the northern boundary of the garden, backed into the school area. It was probably built to serve the school as there is a blocked doorway in the east elevation. Gable ended roof. Roof of double roman tiles with matching ridge over walls of rubble stone with brick jambs and quoins, the blocked doorway and small windows have stone jambs. Early 19c, probably built with the school and doorway changed around the late 19c. Important features: external appearance.


  • SZN8842 - Unpublished document: Isabel J Richardson. 1993. School House.


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