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St Anselm's Junior School (Redcourt)

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.387 / 53°23'13"N

Longitude: -3.0473 / 3°2'50"W

OS Eastings: 330439

OS Northings: 388308

OS Grid: SJ304883

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y58.1K

Mapcode Global: WH87D.5448

Entry Name: St Anselm's Junior School (Redcourt)

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201567

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389174

Location: Wirral, CH43

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Oxton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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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: SJ3043988308

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