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Latitude: 53.433 / 53°25'58"N
Longitude: -1.3552 / 1°21'18"W
OS Eastings: 442939
OS Northings: 393103
OS Grid: SK429931
Mapcode National: GBR LXZR.D3
Mapcode Global: WHDDC.4ZY3
Entry Name: Old School of Science and Art
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1132749
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335674
Location: Rotherham, S65
Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle
Built-Up Area: Rotherham
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Rotherham
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
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
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