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A Grade II Listed Building in Birstall, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.6746 / 52°40'28"N

Longitude: -1.1209 / 1°7'15"W

OS Eastings: 459536

OS Northings: 308903

OS Grid: SK595089

Mapcode National: GBR FK3.H3

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.R1FF

Entry Name: School

Listing Date: 9 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189507

Location: Birstall, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE4

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Birstall

Built-Up Area: Birstall

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Birstall St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


SK 50 NE SCHOOL LANE (North Side)

5/43 School


School, 1860, in Puginian gothic style by W. Millican. Granite rubble, with
decorative bands of ashlar with brick. Swithland slate roof and coped gables.
A long low single storey, with one large gable that interupts the eaves line.
Towards the left of the elevation, an archway in shouldered stone architrave
that just cuts the eaves gives on to a recessed porch, in which to left and
right are 2 doors with shouldered wood cases. Right of this this, 2 large
quatrefoil openings just beneath the eaves in stone. Right again is the large
coped gable, ashlar containing a blank arch in stone and brick, a continuous
line without capitals. One blank circle in its apex, and the date. Paired archways
to ground floor, with shouldered architraves and squat central marble column
with foliate capital and deep base. On the roof of the gable is a small and
graceful cupola, timberwork with a lead fleche. Right of the gable 2 more quatrefoil
openings, and a buttress. 2 dormers in the roof one each side of the gable.
North east side wall contains a large stone and brick trefoiled archway surrounding
a 3 lancet window with quatrefoil above. There is a trefoiled opening in the
gable apex.

Listing NGR: SK5953608903

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