Padstow CP – old School

Padstow County Primary School,

School house and railings

 

Board school and school house now county primary school with wall and railings to

front. Circa 1880s. designed by Silvanus Trevail and built by John Oliver a builder from Bodmin. Stone rubble with granite dressings.

Slate roof with gable ends. Brick axial stacks.

Plan: School comprises long low building with projecting gabled wings to right,

centre and left and with school house attached on left hand end. Main entrance to

school near centre of building.

Exterior: Long low single storey building with 2 storey school house attached on

left; the school and school house under a continuous roof.

Shallow projecting gabled wings to right and left, to left of centre and lower gabled

wing to right of centre.

Flat roofed entrance porch near centre and second entrance porch with hipped roof to

right. House to left has 4-pane sashes on ground and first floor. School has 4-pane

sashes in main range with triple lancet windows in the 2 gable-ended wings and a

double lancet with roundel above in the smaller gabled wing. The lancets are

decorated with alternating stone bands.

Low stone rubble walls to front with square-on-plan gate piers with pyramidal caps.

Original iron railings and gates with uprights terminating in fleur-de-lis.

The design of the school is similar to Trevails’s schools at Delabole and St Teath

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