List number: 1156372
List grade: 2
Grid ref: NY8029847790

Former School, Carrshield


A former school for miners’ children was built in Carrshield in 1851, paid for by WB Beaumont. The boys school was in the right-hand building and the girls to the left. After the school closed it was used by the County Council as a field study centre. In more recent years it was converted to residential accommodation and a craft/art centre.[1] A stone plaque above the building is inscribed: "CAR SHIELD SCHOOL / BUILT BY AND ON LAND BELONGING TO / W. B. BEAUMONT ESQ / FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN / OF ALL RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS / 1851".[2] This is a Grade II listed building.

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The former Car Shield School

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Plaque on the former Car Shield School

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Carrshield 1995 [0002-193]

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from https://historicengland.org...
CARRSHIELD EXPEDITION CENTRE - List Entry
- "School, now Expedition Centre, dated 1851. Squared stone with ashlar dressings, tooled and margined plinth and quoins. 1 & 2 storeys, 7 bays, symmetrical. Central gabled projecting 2-storey bay has 3-light ground floor window, 2-light window above and panel in gable inscribed: CAR SHIELD SCHOOL BUILT BY AND ON LAND BELONGING TO W.B. BEAUMONT, ESQ. FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF ALL RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS 1851. Flanking sections of 1 tall storey, each with central bay set forward as a gabled porch; renewed doors under tall overlights, panels above with GIRLS SCHOOL (left ...

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