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Ossett Grammar School Formerly Known As Park House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ossett, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6695 / 53°40'10"N

Longitude: -1.5774 / 1°34'38"W

OS Eastings: 428018

OS Northings: 419303

OS Grid: SE280193

Mapcode National: GBR KVF0.9B

Mapcode Global: WHCB4.R117

Entry Name: Ossett Grammar School Formerly Known As Park House

Listing Date: 6 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313238

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342525

Location: Wakefield, WF5

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Ossett

Built-Up Area: Ossett

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: South Ossett Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE21NE OSSETT STORRS HILL ROAD
(west side, off), South
Ossett


6/32 Ossett Grammar School
- formerly known as Park
House.


- II


Mill owner's house now part of school. 3rd quarter of C19. Ashlar. Welsh
slate roof. Two storeys and attic. Gothic style. An ordered near-
symmetrical T-plan comprising a 5-bay range with a 2-bay x 2-bay leg. Two
main entrances in the front side of the cross-range one on each side of the
leg, that to right, formerly in a porch now obscured by an incongruous
single-storey addition. The left one is deeply moulded and arched with a
small embattled cornice. Above this is an elaborate carved panel of foiled
circles. Windows are all mullioned and transomed and the upper tier of
lights have foiled heads. Some windows have a deep hoodmould, others have a
moulded cornice on ornamental brackets The leg of the T has 3-light
windows, those to ground-floor right side now under the addition. The end of
the T is of 2 gabled bays of 3-light windows except ground-floor left which
is a 5-light canted bay. Slender single lights in each gable apex. The ends
of the cross-range are also of 2 gabled bays the outer ones projecting
slightly further. Similar details, link to ground floor of left wing.
Staircase window to right wing. 5-bay symmetrical garden front, the centre
bay breaking forward and gabled with quatrefoil in apex. 6-light central
ground-floor square bay. 2-light lst-floor central window with cornice.
Other windows are 2-light with hoodmoulds. Ground floor left link to
additions none of which are included in item. Crenellated parapets, coped
gables, symmetrically-arranged ornamental ashlar stacks, some of which retain
the ashlar pots.
Interior: the hall has a tiled floor and a panelled ceiling of octagons and
squares. Hall fireplace with trippled colonnettes with foliated capitals
supporting a heavy canopy. Staircase of cusped, arched panels and a
balustrade pierced with quatrefoils. Quatrefoil newels with heavy gableted
and foliated ends. Stair arch, elaborately moulded on responds of 3
clustered colonnettes. Small stained glass panel in stair window with
hanging ram symbol of the woollen industry of the area. Arched doorways with
panelled reveals and spandrel decoration of foliage and flowers etc, all
different.
The house was owned by the Ellis family and became a school in 1906 (tablet
by left main entrance).


Listing NGR: SE2801819303

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