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Description: Hillsborough Nursery, First and Middle Schools and Walls, Railings and Outbuildings
Date Listed: 12 December 1995
English Heritage Building ID: 455943
OS Grid Reference: SK3313390514
OS Grid Coordinates: 433133, 390514
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4104, -1.5030
SK39SW PARKSIDE ROAD
784-1/1/582 (North side)
Hillsborough Nursery, First and
Middle schools & walls, railings &
Nursery, first and middle schools. 1884, with late C19 and C20
additions and alterations. By Wilson & Masters. For the
Ecclesfield School Board. Coursed squared stone with ashlar
dressings and slate roofs. Gothic Revival style. Plinth.
EXTERIOR: Parkside Road front has 3 symmetrical blocks linked
by late C20 corridors. 7: 8: 8 windows. Gable windows are
cross casements with stone mullions and stepped heads, set in
pointed arched recesses.
Left block has 4 coped brick ridge stacks and square wooden
bell turret with swept pyramidal spire and finial, with small
gabled lucarnes. Central gable with 3-light window, flanked by
two 2-light stone mullioned casements. Beyond, projecting
cross-wing gables with 4-light windows with cusped heads.
Central block has a double gable with two 3-light windows
flanked by 2-light mullioned casements. Beyond, slightly
projecting cross-wing gables with 4-light windows.
Right block has 4 coped brick ridge stacks. In the centre, two
2-light mullioned casements, flanked by gabled through-eaves
dormers with 3-light windows. Beyond, single 2-light mullioned
casements, then flush cross-wing gables with 4-light windows.
INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: outside, attached stone boundary wall to
house and school, with square stone piers and cross gabled
ashlar caps. Parkside Road range has spiked wrought-iron
railing on chamfered stone plinth and 4 pairs of gate piers
with matching gates. Higher range to Middlewood Road has
gabled stone coping and rounded corner. Catch Bar Lane range
has central double gateway and smaller gateway to right. Wall
to right has gabled coping. To left, higher section of wall
with stepped slab coping and adjoining outbuildings with
hipped and lean-to roofs.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this building has considerable similarities
in design and layout to the junior schools built by the
Sheffield School Board during the preceding 10 years, perhaps
because illustrations of them were published by the
architects, Innocent & Brown, in 1874.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council; Innocent &
Brown: Illustrations of Public Elementary Schools (etc):
Sheffield: 1874-: RIBA LIBRARY).
Listing NGR: SK3316490499
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Source: English Heritage
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