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Latitude: 53.5831 / 53°34'59"N
Longitude: -1.708 / 1°42'28"W
OS Eastings: 419426
OS Northings: 409650
OS Grid: SE194096
Mapcode National: GBR JWJ0.09
Mapcode Global: WHCBG.Q6VG
Entry Name: Shepley First School
Listing Date: 16 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135357
English Heritage Legacy ID: 341149
Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD8
Civil Parish: Kirkburton
Built-Up Area: Shepley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Shepley St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 10 NE FIRTH STREET
8/33 Shepley First School
Former Board School. Dated 1896. Pitch-faced stone with ashlar
dressings. Slate roofs. Free Northern Renaissance style. Two-
storey central hall surrounded by single storey classrooms, three
of which run across the front and have the main entrances between.
Central gabled part with large elliptical arched window with slender
Ionic colonnettes as mullions, and one transom, surmounted by steep
pediment with elaborate carving in tympanum, flanked and surmounted
by urns. Classroom to each side forms separate pavilion with
pyramidal roof and small clerestory window surmounted by gablet.
Between the classrooms are the girls' and boys' entrances with bulbous
engaged Ionic columns and tall swan-necked and enriched pediments.
The clerestory of the hall rises behind as a wide gable flanked by
octagonal buttresses which terminate in richly carved cartouches and
domical cap. The detail resembles the central gable at the front,
but with swagged frieze and inscription at apex "1896 BOARD SCHOOLS",
topped by small, flat shell-head.
A particularly elaborate example of its type.
Listing NGR: SE1942609650
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