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Park Road School and Attached Boundary Walls and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley East, Kirklees

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7153 / 53°42'55"N

Longitude: -1.6295 / 1°37'46"W

OS Eastings: 424552

OS Northings: 424387

OS Grid: SE245243

Mapcode National: GBR KT2G.0W

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.YW74

Entry Name: Park Road School and Attached Boundary Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 1 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341115

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Metropolitan District Ward: Batley East

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-

SE 22 SW BATLEY PARK ROAD

(east side)
99-/4/10015 Park Road School and attached
boundary walls and gates

II

School and attached school masters house. 1876 with late C20
alterations. Coursed, rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and
steeply pitched roofs with coped gables, kneelers and finials. 4
reduced stacks. Chamfered plinth and quoins. Gothic Revival style.
L-plan. 2 storey. South Bradford Road facade, 11 windows arranged
1:1:4:3:2. Off-centre, projecting, 2 storey gabled porch with pointed
entrance arch with inner double doors and fanlight, above a datestone
and a single round headed window. To the left a gable with 3
casements and above a large pointed arch window with wheel tracery.
To the right a projecting 4 window wing with 4 round headed casements
and 4 casements above, between a panel inscribed "GIRLS AND INFANT
SCHOOL". To right again 3 windows with a single and 2 paired
casements to each floor. Beyond a projecting gabled wing with a C20
lean-to addition on the ground floor and above 2 large windows in
pointed surrounds each with 3 graduated lancets. West, Park Road
facade, 14 windows on sloping site. To the right a 9 window wing with
a doorway in the 8th bay, with overlight and moulded ashlar hood, all
the windows are 2-light mullion casements. To the left a projecting
porch with a pointed arch doorway, now a window, and above a panel
inscribed "BOYS". To the left a gable with a 3-light mullion casement
and pointed relieving arch. Then set back a pointed archway linking
the school to the former school masters house beyond. To the left a
pointed entrance arch with inner door and overlight. Beyond a further
gabled wing with a 3-light mullion window and above a similar 2-light
window. Attached boundary wall and gates. Boundary wall topped with
piers and ornate iron railings, partly replaced. The wall stretches
along Bradford Road and curves around the corner and up Park Road.
The Park Road section is stepped with 2 gateways with square chamfered
piers and pyramidal caps, plus a third gateway with scroll caps and
original cast iron gate.


Listing NGR: SE2455224387

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