Building record MYO4021 - Bishopthorpe, School Lane, School House


Originally one building (1763) of brick and slate containing the school and schoolmasters house. Now with some 20c addition, 3 dwellings. Of historic and educational importance. Archbishop Drummond’s visitation returns show a school house erected by John Crosby. Shown on O.S. Maps of 1832, 1846 & 1891 as a free standing building. A conveyance of 1892 from the Archbishop of York to R. Horner, builder, has a plan drawing of the building. On construction of Archbishop Harcourt’s school this first school was used as a girl’s school and house for the master and mistress. The girl’s school became necessary as the number of village children grew and parents were encouraged to educate their daughters. Also used as a reading room from 1890. Nominated for inclusion on York's local list of heritage assets.


Grid reference Centred SE 5920 4753 (15m by 20m)
Map sheet SE54NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Bishopthorpe, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Nov 14 2014 2:48PM


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