Survey Data

Reg No

20512512


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

School


Date

1870 - 1890


Coordinates

167807, 72239


Date Recorded

27/09/1995


Date Updated

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Description

Detached six-bay three-storey former school over basement, built c. 1880, now vacant. Pitched slate roof with red brick chimneystacks and rendered chimneystacks. Red brick English garden bond walls with yellow brick bands and having limestone string course at sill levels of ground floor and first floor. Segmental-arched openings with yellow brick dressings, limestone sills and timber sash windows. Timber panelled door with toplight and sidelights, approached by limestone bridge over basement area. Cast-iron railings set on limestone plinths enclose basement area, with cast-iron gates.

Appraisal

The scale and form of this former school make it a notable and positive addition to the streetscape. The variety of materials utilised in it's construction, such as the red brick, yellow brick and limestone, make it a colourful addition to the streetscape. The building retains many original features and materials, such the timber sash windows, cast-iron railings, limestone plinths and limestone threshold. This red brick building forms part of an interesting group of late nineteenth-century former school buildings, with the red brick former school buildings to the east and west.