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Primary School, Birkenhead

Description: Primary School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 215630

OS Grid Reference: SJ3497684184
OS Grid Coordinates: 334976, 384184
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3505, -2.9783

Location: The Green, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4TZ

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH62 4TZ

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Listing Text

SJ 3484
(south side)
Bromborough Pool
15/290 Primary School


School. 1898. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings, tile
roof. One storey, irregular plan, 5 bays; 1st, 4th and 5th
bays recessed and lower, 2nd and 3rd bays gabled, 2nd
projects; tower to right of 1st bay. Some windows sashed
with glazing bars, some have small-paned casements. 1st bay
has hipped projection with 3 sashes. 2nd bay has paired 2-
light pointed recesses with segmental heads and transoms
with casements between; roundel above. 3rd bay has triple
pointed window with 2 transoms and blind heads, flanking
lights; casements. 4th bay has 3-light single-chamfered-
mullioned window. 6th bay has 2 sashes. Tower has pointed
tympanum to window, blind slot with label mould, diapered
frieze projecting turrets and ramped parapet; recessed
timber turret has pyramidal roof and stack to rear. 3rd bay
has lateral stack to left. Left return similar. Projection
with ramped parapet with gabled roof domers, and flat-topped
dormers. 2 entrances have gablets and C20 doors and
weathered sills to 2 overlights. Wall to rear and 2 open
fronted sheds and 2 outside toilets. That to east has
ramped parapet over segmental-pointed entrance, inner gabled
bay with lower bays to rear. Rear shed open-fronted with
iron posts and hipped roof. West open-fronted shed as above
has toilet to rear under lean-to roof and angle turret with
pyramidal roof. Part of a planned village for Price's
Patent Candle Company, one of the earliest examples of a
model industrial village.

Listing NGR: SJ3497684184

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Source: English Heritage

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