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Old High School, University of Teesside

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Middlesbrough

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Latitude: 54.5718 / 54°34'18"N

Longitude: -1.2359 / 1°14'9"W

OS Eastings: 449495

OS Northings: 519890

OS Grid: NZ494198

Mapcode National: GBR MHTK.7X

Mapcode Global: WHD6Z.ZCM0

Entry Name: Old High School, University of Teesside

Listing Date: 28 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139863

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59688

Location: Middlesbrough, TS1

County: Middlesbrough

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Middlesbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Middlesbrough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

NZ 41 NE (4919)
south side (off).
3/8 Old High School, Teesside University
(Formerly Listed as Old High School, Teesside Polytechnic)

High school, 1877 by A. Waterhouse; and J. Johnson (Auckland), builder.
West extension dated 1906, by T.A. Lofthouse (Middlesbrough). Part of
Teesside Polytechnic at the time of listing. Brick with sandstone dressings.
Lakeland slate roofs; Lancashire slate, with terracotta ridge cresting, on extension.
Gothic style. 2 storeys; originally 11 bays, with slightly-projecting
6-stage 3-bay central tower; 4 left bays demolished c.1965. Tower has
projecting gabled porch. 3 steps up to pointed opening, with surround of 2
roll-moulded orders and chamfered responds. Raised lettering in gable :
"AUT DISCE AUT DISCEDE". Chamfered and roll-moulded gable copings and
renewed ornate finial. Returns have gabled angle buttresses and 3-light
Caernarvon-headed windows. Renewed windows, in recessed chamfered surrounds
under segmental arches, flanking porch. 2nd stage has two 2-light
chamfered-mullioned windows under continuous hoodmould. Similar
segment-headed window in 3rd stage flanked by paired trefoil-headed slit
windows. Transomed windows in 4th and 5th stages, in tall pointed recesses
under continuous hoodmould with watershots in spandrels. Aprons in 5th
stage have arms of J.W. Pease and Middlesbrough Corporation and date: 1875.
6th stage has brick corbelling, with slit bell openings between corbels,
flanking undersailing of gabled half dormer with mosaic clock face and
ornate finial. Straight parapet; tall end stacks with linked octagonal
shafts; and steeply-pitched French pavilion roof with iron cresting and
spike finials. Right 4 bays have segment-headed cross windows on ground
floor. Similar mullioned windows, in first and 3rd bays on first floor,
alternate with tall mullioned-and-transomed windows in gabled half-dormers
with plate-traceried round vents in gables. Ornate finials. Moulded sill
bands, bands between floors and brick dogtooth corbelling at eaves. Left
gabled timber roof dormer with shaped bargeboards. 2 similar transverse
ridge stacks. 2-storey, 5-bay, projecting gabled right extension has
similar windows, 3 on ground floor flanked by gabled buttresses; stepped
windows on first floor. Shaped finial and similar ridge stack. Doorway, in
one-bay left return of extension, has blind overlight carved with Bell,
Pease and Middlesbrough Corporation arms. 3-bay right return. INTERIOR: 2
altered masonry dogleg staircases, with iron column balusters, octagonal
newels and moulded wood handrails, in tower. Roof has panelled ceiling
below collars and principals; octagonal ties with shaft rings and spoked
bracing to principals and collars. Early/mid C20 rear extensions are not of
special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4949519890

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

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