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Birkby Junior School

A Grade II Listed Building in Huddersfield, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6592 / 53°39'33"N

Longitude: -1.7841 / 1°47'2"W

OS Eastings: 414364

OS Northings: 418105

OS Grid: SE143181

Mapcode National: GBR HVZ3.JZ

Mapcode Global: WHCB1.K9N3

Plus Code: 9C5WM658+M9

Entry Name: Birkby Junior School

Listing Date: 29 September 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224245

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420255

Location: Greenhead, Kirklees, HD1

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Greenhead

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Huddersfield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: St John the Evangelist Huddersfield

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(East Side)
Birkby Junior School


Late C19. Rock-faced stone. Half-hipped slate roof, with many barge-boarded
and elaborately timber-framed gables on coved jetties. One storey wings.
Central 2-storey block, inscribed "Hillhouse Board School," and entered on
1st floor by flight of balustraded stone steps. 3 storey tower, with pointed
arched entrance inscribed "Infants" on ground floor, machicolated parapet and
very elaborate carpentry bell tower with clocks on 4 sides and tall octagonal
slated spire. Most windows are casements in chamfered surrounds with mullions.
1st floor window in central block and 2nd floor window in tower also have transoms.
Windows in gabled parts of wings have trefoiled relieving arches above, and
rose windows with plate tracery above these, the whole in pointed relieving
arches. Lower one storey extension to west, with pointed arched doorway inscribed
"Boys." Extension to rear on undercroft with pointed arched windows, formerly
the Girls' School.

Listing NGR: SE1436418105

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