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School, Birstall

Description: School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189507

OS Grid Reference: SK5953608903
OS Grid Coordinates: 459536, 308903
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6746, -1.1209

Location: 270 Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 4EA

Locality: Birstall
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE4 4EA

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Listing Text


SK 50 NE SCHOOL LANE (North Side)

5/43 School


School, 1860, in Puginian gothic style by W. Millican. Granite rubble, with
decorative bands of ashlar with brick. Swithland slate roof and coped gables.
A long low single storey, with one large gable that interupts the eaves line.
Towards the left of the elevation, an archway in shouldered stone architrave
that just cuts the eaves gives on to a recessed porch, in which to left and
right are 2 doors with shouldered wood cases. Right of this this, 2 large
quatrefoil openings just beneath the eaves in stone. Right again is the large
coped gable, ashlar containing a blank arch in stone and brick, a continuous
line without capitals. One blank circle in its apex, and the date. Paired archways
to ground floor, with shouldered architraves and squat central marble column
with foliate capital and deep base. On the roof of the gable is a small and
graceful cupola, timberwork with a lead fleche. Right of the gable 2 more quatrefoil
openings, and a buttress. 2 dormers in the roof one each side of the gable.
North east side wall contains a large stone and brick trefoiled archway surrounding
a 3 lancet window with quatrefoil above. There is a trefoiled opening in the
gable apex.

Listing NGR: SK5953608903

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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