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Old School of Science and Art

A Grade II Listed Building in Boston Castle, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.433 / 53°25'58"N

Longitude: -1.3552 / 1°21'18"W

OS Eastings: 442939

OS Northings: 393103

OS Grid: SK429931

Mapcode National: GBR LXZR.D3

Mapcode Global: WHDDC.4ZY3

Entry Name: Old School of Science and Art

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132749

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335674

Location: Rotherham, S65

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle

Built-Up Area: Rotherham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rotherham

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(west side)
5/40 Old School of
Science and Art
School of science and art, now offices. Dated 1888, enlarged 1902
(White's Directory 1917). By E. I. Hubbard (Rotherham Advertiser).
Sandstone ashlar facade, roof not visible. 2 storeys; 4 : 3 : 2 : 3 : 2 bays,
the 3-bay parts recessed and flanking an entrance feature. Thinly-applied
Ionic detail. Ground-floor string course. Main doorway has double doors and
stained-glass fanlight with panel of female artist holding palette; keyed
archivolt flanked by paired pilasters; date beneath frieze inscribed 'SCHOOL
OF SCIENCE AND ART'; shallow segmental pediment. Entrance entablature
continuous across elevation. Outer bays have pilasters at principal bay
divisions and recessed panels beneath shared sills of casements in architraves;
basement door beneath far right window; passageway flanked by pilasters to far
left. 1st floor: entrance feature has 2 tall casements in architraves beneath
recessed panels and flanked by pilasters; pediment surmounted by statue of
Queen Victoria sculpted by Gilmour of Sheffield (Rotherham Advertiser). All
other bays divided by pilasters and each with round-headed casement and keyed
archivolt linked by moulded impost band; narrower window to far left above
passageway. Plain frieze, cornice and coped parapet with dies at principal
bay divisions.
Interior: lobby screen with etched-glass panel bearing Rotherham arms and
words 'School of Science'.
Rotherham Advertiser, March 30th, 1889, p5.

Listing NGR: SK4293993103

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