A historic former school in a Herefordshire village could be converted into two homes for locals.

The Bosbury Foundation Trust, based at the Old Boys’ (or Grammar) School, Bosbury near Ledbury, has applied for planning permission (number 240375) to convert the building into what are described as “two affordable rented units for suitable local residents”.

Lying next to the village’s Holy Trinity church, the schoolhouse is grade II listed, meaning listed building consent (application 240376) is also required for the work.


Its official listing describes the building as dating from the 17th century with “substantial” late 19th century brick reconstruction and windows to east (road) side.

As an institution the grammar school is even older, having been founded in 1540. It last hosted lessons in 1968, and is currently used by the trust as a meeting hall.


It would be reconfigured internally with a new upper floor and partition walls to form a two-bedroom and a three-bedroom home.

The building’s exterior would be largely unaltered, apart from a new front door on the road-facing side and two small upper windows to the rear.

Comments on the bids for planning permission and listed building consent can be made until March 14 and March 6 respectively.