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St Anselm's Junior School (Redcourt), Birkenhead

Description: St Anselm's Junior School (Redcourt)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 389174

OS Grid Reference: SJ3028488300
OS Grid Coordinates: 330284, 388300
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3869, -3.0497

Location: 17 Devonshire Place, Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 1TX

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH43 1TX

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Listing Text


789-1/10/188 (South side)
28/03/74 No.7
St Anselm's Junior School (Redcourt)


House, now in use as school. 1876-9. Edmund Kirby for George
Rae. Red brick with red sandstone dressings and plain tiled
roof. Simplified Tudor style, with expressive asymmetrical
planning. 3 storeys. Entrance front of 3 bays with moulded
brick arched doorway to the right. Central advanced gabled bay
with mullioned and transomed windows. Mullioned and transomed
windows in left-hand bay with hipped dormer window over. To
the right of the doorway, stack slightly corbelled out, with
inscription stone set in: "Redcourt built in the years 1876-9
by George Rae. God's Providence mine inheritance." Right-hand
return elevation has central stack and advanced gable to
right, with 6-light mullioned and transomed windows to ground
and 1st floor, 5-light mullioned window to attic. 4-light
mullioned and transomed windows in left-hand bay, and narrow
lights within the chimney to ground and 1st floor. Rear
elevation with full-height canted bay to right, and
asymmetrical gable to left. Paired 3-light mullioned windows
in central section to 1st floor, 4-light mullioned window with
transom to ground floor, and 4-light mullioned window to
attic. Lower service wing to right. Subtle brick detailing
throughout, with simply moulded string courses, and eaves
stressed by deep bands of slightly stepped brickwork. Gable
and axial stacks have star-shaped or octagonal shafts.

Listing NGR: SJ3028488300

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Source: English Heritage

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