Victorian school

English Heritage list School Building

BThe former Great Cressingham School is of special architectural and historical interest, and merits inclusion on the List at Grade II.

The former Great Cressingham School, built 1840, is relatively plain architecturally. It is built in the local vernacular style, but the octagonal brick chimneys pay homage to the favoured Tudor revival style of school architecture popular in the 1830s and 40s. The single-storey, one room structure (with a small kitchen extension added in the late C19 or early C20) is of historic interest as a rare surviving example of an early-C19 school.

The high degree of intactness both internally and externally has ensured that both its plan form and function remain clearly legible and is enhanced by the late-C19 to early-C20 addition of a porch and kitchen. Its current use as a Victorian School Museum compliments the building and its understanding perfectly.

SALLY NORTH, GREAT CRESSINGHAM VICTORIAN SCHOOL, THE STREET, GREAT CRESSINGHAM, IP25 6NL
Tel: 01328 838230 (day/eve)