Description: Saint Martin's School
The Old School House
Date Listed: 12 May 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 212924
OS Grid Reference: SJ7740292492
OS Grid Coordinates: 377402, 392492
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4287, -2.3415
SJ 79 SE SALE GREEN LANE
3/165 Saint Martin's
School and The
School and schoolmaster's house. Dated 1874, tower 1877. W.
Brakspear for Sir William Cunliffe Brooks. Free Gothic style.
Header bond brick, stone dressings and slate roofs. T-shaped
single-storey school (of 7 x 4 bays) with corner clock tower
and adjoining house of 2 storeys. The school has projecting
plinth, sill band, decorative applied timber eaves band,
steeply pitched roof, coped gables with kneelers, and
triangular roof vents. Each bay has a 2-light stone dressed
mullion window with heavy transom. The clock tower forms an
important street feature with it's commemorative stone plaque,
stone quoins and bands, open belfry, pyramidal roof and
weather vane. The 3-bay schoolmaster's house is attached by
an elaborate arched entrance with foundation stone above and
has similar details except for the cusped window heads,
picturesque porch and dormer window, polychromatic relieving
arches and crested ridge tiles.
Listing NGR: SJ7740292492
Source: English Heritage
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