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Description: Former Queen Elizabeth Old Grammar School and Adjoining Schoolmaster's House
Date Listed: 15 March 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 213444
OS Grid Reference: SD8741206354
OS Grid Coordinates: 387412, 406354
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5537, -2.1915
MIDDLETON BOARSHAW ROAD
SD 80 NE (south-east side)
2/4 Elizabeth Old
listed as Queen
Grammar school and schoolmaster's house. 1586 with house
added between 1835 and 1839. Squared rubble and brick
respectively with graduated stone slate roofs. The hall is
open to the roof except for first floor chambers at each end
which were domestic accommodation for the master and an
usher. Each chamber has a small stair wing which projects at
the rear. The 2-storey master's house adjoins at the rear of
the right stair wing. Near-symmetrical elevation with
central Tudor-arched door, a projecting plinth and stone
quoins. The schoolroom is lit at front and rear by two 5-
light double-chamfered stone mullion and transom windows and
two 4-light mullion windows. The first floor chambers have
smaller 3-light mullion windows. All retain leaded casements
and a hoodmould continues round the entire building. Dressed
stone gable chimney stacks with cornices. 4-light window to
each floor of each gable. The stair wings project and are
gabled, each having a Tudor-arched door. The master's house
has 4 horizontally sliding sashes on 2 elevations and a door
in the rear gable at first floor level. Interior: through
purlins with wind braces supported on collar and tie-beam
roof trusses. A later gallery links the two chambers. The
building is an important early example of a building type
for which there was little architectural precedent.
R.S. Paul and W.J. Smith, A History of Middleton Grammar
School 1412-1964, 1965.
Listing NGR: SD8741206354
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Source: English Heritage
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