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Chapel, School and Masters House at the Harris Orphanage, Fulwood

Description: Chapel, School and Masters House at the Harris Orphanage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 185874

OS Grid Reference: SD5314032302
OS Grid Coordinates: 353140, 432302
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7849, -2.7127

Location: A6, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9AB

Locality: Fulwood
Local Authority: Preston City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR2 9AB

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Listing Text


7/27 Chapel, School, and
Master's House at the
Harris Orphanage

Chapel and School with integral Master's house, the principal building on
an estate of children's homes built 1885-88, by Benjamin Sykes of Garlick,
Park and Sykes,for the trustees of E.R. Harris. Accrington red brick with
sandstone bands and dressings, steeply pitched Cumberland slate roofs with
red ridging tiles. Elaborated H-plan: 5-bay school with cross wing at
south end, chapel built as crosswing at north end with a tower in the
angle; and Master's house attached at south end of school. Four-stage
tower in High victorian Gothic style incorporates principal entrance with
richly moulded surround to door, the shaped lintel lettered BOYS and above
this a large triangular namestone inscribed THE
2nd stage has quadripartite arched windows (the outer lights blocked), 3rd
stage, set back slightly above a panelled stone band, has 2-light belfry
louvres topped by corbel tables and flanked by tourelles, between the tops
of which are clock faces in gablets finished with finials, these and the
stone pinnacles to the tourelles forming a cluster round a short slated
spire. Chapel to right, in simple Gothic style, buttressed, has in the
projecting gable a stepped triple window with foliated capitals and cusped
lights, and in the right return wall of 6 bays a porch to the 2nd bay, one
triple and 3 coupled arched windows in the others. Main range of school, 5
bays and single storey, in Vernacular Revival style, has gabled centre bay
with large mullioned and transomed window, a 4-light mullioned window in
each of the other bays, a door at the left end with decorated surround, the
lintel lettered GIRLS; projecting left wing has a large mullioned and
transomed window flanked by single lights, all lights segmental-headed.
House, set back at left end, is L-shaped, 2 storeys in similar style, with
gabled wings at right angles and a full-height gabled porch in the angle,
fronted by a flat roofed outer porch of wooden mullions and transoms, and
leaded glazing. Interiors now of less interest.

Listing NGR: SD5314032302

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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