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Head's House at Northways School and Disused Schoolroom Attached on Right

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifford, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8922 / 53°53'32"N

Longitude: -1.352 / 1°21'7"W

OS Eastings: 442682

OS Northings: 444201

OS Grid: SE426442

Mapcode National: GBR MR0F.2H

Mapcode Global: WHDB7.6FFH

Entry Name: Head's House at Northways School and Disused Schoolroom Attached on Right

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116407

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342015

Location: Clifford, Leeds, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Clifford

Built-Up Area: Clifford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Clifford St Luke

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

LS23 (west side)

7/94 Head's house at
Northways School and
disused schoolroom
attached on right.


House and attached schoolroom. 1847 by J. A. Hansom (Pevsner, p.622).
Ashlar magnesian limestone, Welsh slate roofs. House: 2 storeys with half
basement, 5-bays; schoolroom attached on right of 1 storey and 5 bays, the
4th bay with gabled porch and bell-cote projection. House: doorway to left
of centre reached by stone steps with curved side walls having roll-moulded
copings and miniature front-end piers; gabled ashlar sandstone porch of later
Cl9 date encloses a chamfered, pointed doorway. To each side are
basement/ground-floor canted-bay windows with ashlar surrounds to windows of
1:3:1 lights; basement windows have shouldered heads; offsets beneath
trefoil-headed ground-floor windows; lead-covered hipped roofs. Basement
window to far right is of 3 shouldered lights; C20 casement over. 1st floor:
5, gabled half-dormers with shouldered single-light windows except bay 1
which has matching 2-light window; ashlar copings. End gables have shaped
kneelers and ashlar copings with finial on right and end stack on left.
Rear: large lateral stack on left has offsets and twin, octagonal flues.
Left return: two lst-floor windows of 3 shouldered lights. Right return:
glazed quatrefoil on left of stepped 3-light window; apex trefoil.
Schoolroom: 4-light, trefoil-headed windows to bay 1-3, matching 3-light
window to bay 5. Bay 4 has a small, square porch/bell-cote projection having
pointed-arched door under hoodmould with head-carved stops; inscribed ribbon
and trefoiled single-light window above; coped gable with bell-cote rising
from left return. In angle with schoolroom to left is a small stair turret
with slit window and offset beneath trefoiled vents and ashlar capping.
Returns of porch have coped gables as has right end of schoolroom. Right
return of schoolroom has window of 5 trefoiled lights. Adjoining buildings
to rear of both house and schoolroom, that to left of house and those masking
front-right of schoolroom are not of special interest.
Built as St. Edward's Primary School later becoming part of a convent.
N. Pevsner,B,O,E., 1967 edition.

Listing NGR: SE4268244201

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