Description: Old School of Science and Art
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335674
OS Grid Reference: SK4293993103
OS Grid Coordinates: 442939, 393103
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4330, -1.3552
SK49SW ROTHERHAM EFFINGHAM STREET
5/40 Old School of
Science and Art
School of science and art, now offices. Dated 1888, enlarged 1902
(White's Directory 1917). By E. I. Hubbard (Rotherham Advertiser).
Sandstone ashlar facade, roof not visible. 2 storeys; 4 : 3 : 2 : 3 : 2 bays,
the 3-bay parts recessed and flanking an entrance feature. Thinly-applied
Ionic detail. Ground-floor string course. Main doorway has double doors and
stained-glass fanlight with panel of female artist holding palette; keyed
archivolt flanked by paired pilasters; date beneath frieze inscribed 'SCHOOL
OF SCIENCE AND ART'; shallow segmental pediment. Entrance entablature
continuous across elevation. Outer bays have pilasters at principal bay
divisions and recessed panels beneath shared sills of casements in architraves;
basement door beneath far right window; passageway flanked by pilasters to far
left. 1st floor: entrance feature has 2 tall casements in architraves beneath
recessed panels and flanked by pilasters; pediment surmounted by statue of
Queen Victoria sculpted by Gilmour of Sheffield (Rotherham Advertiser). All
other bays divided by pilasters and each with round-headed casement and keyed
archivolt linked by moulded impost band; narrower window to far left above
passageway. Plain frieze, cornice and coped parapet with dies at principal
Interior: lobby screen with etched-glass panel bearing Rotherham arms and
words 'School of Science'.
Rotherham Advertiser, March 30th, 1889, p5.
Listing NGR: SK4293993103
Source: English Heritage
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