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Former National School

A Grade II Listed Building in North Middleton, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.5526 / 53°33'9"N

Longitude: -2.1962 / 2°11'46"W

OS Eastings: 387096

OS Northings: 406231

OS Grid: SD870062

Mapcode National: GBR FW3C.B7

Mapcode Global: WHB93.7YFX

Plus Code: 9C5VHR33+2G

Entry Name: Former National School

Listing Date: 23 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068503

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213448

Location: Rochdale, M24

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: North Middleton

Built-Up Area: Middleton (Rochdale)

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Middleton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/09/2017

SD 80 NE, 2/8

LONG STREET (east side),
Former National School

(Formerly listed as: School House Grill and Restaurant)



Former National School, now commercial premises. Inscription above rear
door records building in 1842, addition of north classroom
in 1889 and south classroom and entrance in 1892. Hammer-
dressed stone with rock-faced stone additions and graduated
stone slate roof. Four bays and two storeys with additions to
rear forming a parallel range, Symmetrical elevation
consisting of four 5-light double-chamfered stone mullion
windows on each floor with transoms on the ground floor
only. Projecting plinth and continuous hoodmould to ground
floor windows. Boldly projecting but truncated chimney
stacks between bays 1 and 2, and 3 and 4. Gable-ends have
similar 5-light windows on either floor, a 1-light attic
window, and doors which are obscured by C20 porches. The
rear additions have various 2, 3,4 and 5-light stone mullion
windows. Interior altered but retaining some original
features. The school came about as a result of the 1841
School Sites Act. It bears a marked resemblance in its
architectural vocabulary to the Queen Elizabeth Old Grammar
School of 1586 (q.v.). Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SD8709606231

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