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Highfield Infants School

A Grade II Listed Building in Erewash, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.908 / 52°54'28"N

Longitude: -1.2835 / 1°17'0"W

OS Eastings: 448287

OS Northings: 334744

OS Grid: SK482347

Mapcode National: GBR 7GN.LBG

Mapcode Global: WHDH3.852J

Entry Name: Highfield Infants School

Listing Date: 2 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82234

Location: Erewash, Derbyshire, NG10

County: Derbyshire

District: Erewash

Town: Erewash

District Council Ward: Derby Road East

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Long Eaton St John

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

PARISH OF LONG EATON WELLINGTON STREET
SK 43 SE
4/49 (West Side)
Highfield Infants
School
GV II

School. 1911 by G H Widdows (Derbyshire County Council
architect). Brown brick, pebbledashed over sill height, with
stone and tile dressings. Steeply pitched plain tile roofs with
wide overhanging eaves and vented brick ridge and side wall
stacks. All gables are about 3 feet narrower than the walls
below and have tiled dentilled eaves. Single storey, with attics
in parts. Three ranges with transverse passages between them.
East front has a central gabled bay with attics, flanked by
large brick external stacks and lower wings to sides. Central
segment headed arch has stone impost blocks and double keystone
with radiating tiles between. Behind is a plain plank door and
to either side there are 2-light casements. Beyond to either
side there are two 3-light small pane casements with low
transomes. Above, in the centre bay, is another 3-light window
which has a blind semi-circular recess over with stone keyblock.
To either side it has lower single casement windows, and large
hopper heads. To the top of the gable there are three small
louvred vents. West elevation is similar. Three gable ends to
north and south elevations, each have a central blind segment
headed recess with stone keyblock and three casement windows
within. To either side of the gable the flanking pieces have
three vertical stone bands. Between the gable bays, the
transverse corridors each have three pairs of double, glazed
doors behind an open arcade of plain wooden posts with curved
braces to top. Above there are three roof dormers each with a
3-light casement window. All fenestration small pane casements.
Built as part of a group with Highfield Junior School. Widdows
was an exponent of advanced ideas on school planning and
ventilation.


Listing NGR: SK4828734743

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