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Former Thornhill Grammar School

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6659 / 53°39'57"N

Longitude: -1.6209 / 1°37'15"W

OS Eastings: 425148

OS Northings: 418887

OS Grid: SE251188

Mapcode National: GBR KV31.WM

Mapcode Global: WHCB4.24F0

Entry Name: Former Thornhill Grammar School

Listing Date: 3 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340716

Location: Kirklees, WF12

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury South

Built-Up Area: Dewsbury

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thornhill St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 21 NE (Thornhill)

No. 69 (Former Thornhill
Grammar School)


Former grammar school, now disused. Dated 1643. Built with money
bequeathed by Charles Greenwood a Rector of Thornhill. The rear part
was built as a copy in 1884. Hammer dressed stone (part rendered).
Quoins and plinth. Stone slates removed at time of survey. Hollow
chamfered gable copings on moulded kneelers with finials. Hollow
chamfered eaves on south side, later parapet to north. Each gable
end has a 10-light mullion and transomed double chamfered window,
that to east with inserted doorway, and a 2-light double chamfered
window in each gable apex. Sides are 4 bays long with cross windows,
two only on north side where a contemporary house formerly adjoined,
both blocked. On south side within the later addition, one window
is blocked and there is the original doorway, blocked, with moulded
surround, and deep lintel dated 1643. Wide low arched fireplace
within, on north side, with moulded surround. Three C19 king-post
trusses to roof, though tie-beams may be original.

Listing NGR: SE2517218881

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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