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Grammar School (Front Range Only)

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkham, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7814 / 53°46'52"N

Longitude: -2.8886 / 2°53'18"W

OS Eastings: 341547

OS Northings: 432037

OS Grid: SD415320

Mapcode National: GBR 8S8Q.F7

Mapcode Global: WH85J.L6QZ

Entry Name: Grammar School (Front Range Only)

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317961

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183604

Location: Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire, PR4

County: Lancashire

District: Fylde

Civil Parish: Kirkham

Built-Up Area: Kirkham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Kirkham St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

KIRKHAM RIBBY ROAD
SD 43 SW
9/34 Grammar School (front range
only)
-
- II

Grammar school and headmaster's house, 1909-11 by F.H. Greenaway of London.
Rendered brickwork above a brick plinth, sandstone dressings and green
slate roofs. A long, roughly symmetrical building in Free Style with C17
antecedents with a picturesque grouping of gables, bays and tall chimney
stacks. 2 storeys. Headmaster's house on left has a central gable with a
two-storey canted bay window to the left of the door. Central block is
recessed, with gables at either end, a central porch which breaks forward
slightly in line with a square clock cupola placed like a louvre on the
roof. To the right the hall roof rises to full height and breaks forward
at right angles, presenting a wide gable over a tall canted bay window with
a battlemented top. To the right again is a single storey office block
with a central gable. All windows have mullions and transomes. Detailing
is simple, but openings are chamfered and the hall gable is coped.
Interior: Hall of 6 bays, ceiled above the collar of archbraced roof.
Simple panelling. Canted bay to south, 5-light window to north. History:
The school was founded in the town in 1549 and moved to present site in
1911. The use of a London architect is explained by the School's
connection with the Drapers' Company.


Listing NGR: SD4154732037

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