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Old School House, Houghton

The Old School House in Houghton, Northumberland, was built in 1814 by Mrs Margaret Bewicke of Close House. At that time it was the only school in the Parish, and was primarily for the children of Close House estate.[1] She endowed the school in 1824. The former school is now a private residence. It was part of the Close House Estate up to 1953, when the estate was broken up and sold; the school house was bought by Mr H.S. Swan, a well known wood carver. The Old School House is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Houghton 1814 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Heddon-on-the-Wall CP Former School
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Houghton School House

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Old Schoolhouse, Houghton, Northumberland, England

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE - Houghton, Northumberland - List Entry
- "House. c.1800. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays. Central 6-panel door with 6-pane overlight in raised surround. 24-pane sashes on ground floor, 12-pane sashes above, all in …

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Schools in Heddon
- based on articles by George Clark and Pat Farnaby. " There is evidence of education in the village as far back as 1656, when the baptism was recorded on 2nd …

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List number: 1042767
List grade: 2
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NZ1261166824


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