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Shepley First School

A Grade II Listed Building in Shepley, Kirklees

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341149

Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, HD8

County: Kirklees

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

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Listing Text


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

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

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