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School House Grill and Restaurant, Middleton

Description: School House Grill and Restaurant

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 213448

OS Grid Reference: SD8709606231
OS Grid Coordinates: 387096, 406231
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5526, -2.1962

Location: St Leonard's Street, Middleton, Rochdale M24 6TJ

Locality: Middleton
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: M24 6TJ

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Listing Text

SD 80 NE
(east side)
School House
- Grill and
National School, now restaurant. Inscription above rear
door records building in 1842, addition of north classroom
in 1889 and south classroom and entrance in 1892. Hammer-
dressed stone with rock-faced stone additions and graduated
stone slate roof. 4 bays and 2-storeys with additions to
rear forming a parallel range, Symmetrical elevation
consisting of four 5-light double-chamfered stone mullion
windows on each floor with transoms on the ground floor
only. Projecting plinth and continuous hoodmould to ground
floor windows. Boldly projecting but truncated chimney
stacks between bays 1 and 2, and 3 and 4. Gable-ends have
similar 5-light windows on either floor, a 1-light attic
window, and doors which are obscured by C20 porches. The
rear additions have various 2, 3,4 and 5-light stone mullion
windows. Interior altered but retaining some original
features. The school came about as a result of the 1841
School Sites Act. It bears a marked resemblance in its
architectural vocabulary to the Queen Elizabeth Old Grammar
School of 1586 (q.v.). Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SD8709606231

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Source: English Heritage

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