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Former Potterne school may be converted into homes
10:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A planning application to turn the former Mill School in Potterne into two homes has been submitted to Wiltshire Council.
The former preparatory school closed after more than 50 years in March 2012 when it went into administration.
New owners Richard and Helen Pritchard have applied to convert it into two homes.
The proposals would involve converting the southern mill house into a home for them to live in and turning the northern and central mill sections into a five or six-bedroom house that would be rented out as a family home or a holiday let for groups of up to 16 people.
Also proposed is to build a single-storey extension to contain a kitchen, replace steel windows with purpose-made timber joinery and make internal alterations.
The school building, called Jenny Mill, is Grade II listed and a mill has existed on the site from at least 1609. It ceased to be a working mill and home by the mid 20th century and by 1955 was in use as a public school.
Planning agents DRA Architects said: “This proposal represents a way of sensitively altering and improving this important building to a new usage.”
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