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Description: The Old Grammar School
Date Listed: 6 November 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 183679
OS Grid Reference: SD3137236271
OS Grid Coordinates: 331372, 436271
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8182, -3.0439
SD 33 NW BLACKPOOL RAIKES PARADE
2/22 The Old Grammar School
School, originally Raikes Road Technical School 1904-05 by Rotts Son and
Hennings, subsequently Grammar School, now Salvation Army and Bank
premises. Brick with terracotta dressings and quoins, main roofs of
slate, domes of copper. Modified U-shaped plan, wings receding.
2 storeys and basement with 3-storey corner tower, in free Baroque style.
Facade of 5 elements linked by string course; central block 2 storeys,
symmetrical, with 5 large mullioned and transomed windows (with glazing
bars) on each floor, string course, single pilasters between windows
of upper floor; large open pediment with bullseye attic window and
swags; hipped roof, and tall chimney stacks at each end. Lower bay on
each side, with cornice and balustrade, that on the left linking with
north wing which has 3 narrow windows in basement and at ground floor,
4 pilasters at 1st floor, and a blind niche with open segmental pediment
breaking through the cornice as attic in hipped roof; that on the right
has large arched entrance porch with single pilasters and open pediment.
Corner tower on right has square plan with chamfered corners; 3 storeys,
brick, with one mullioned and transomed window on each floor, parapet
with balustrades, and octagonal lantern with copper dome and finial.
Right (south) wing is stepped back, with 2-storey canted bay in the
re-entrant; this wing contains a square 2-storey block with hipped roof
and copper-capped belfry. Left (north) wing of 3 storeys, basement
here becoming ground floor; return facade of 8 bays has arched and
decorated porch in 4th bay and above it at 2nd floor level an
aediculed niche containing a bust; large 2-storey bay window with
ornamental parapet, at end; hipped roof with copper-capped belfry.
Listing NGR: SD3137236271
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Source: English Heritage
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