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Building record MDR9925 - Former Lea School, Lea Road, Lea

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1860 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1860 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

Lea Public School was built in 1808 by public subscription and supported by W.E. Nightingale, except for a charge of 2d a week to pupils. The school was found to be too small and the site was exchanged for the present school which was opened in 1859. The original foundation stone exists. The drawing room was the original schoolroom and the fireplace surround was possibly from Riber Castle. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(e).2, with photo.



Grid reference Centred SK 3226 5741 (20m by 18m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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