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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
Entry Name: Birkby Junior School
Listing Date: 29 September 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1224245
English Heritage Legacy ID: 420255
Location: Kirklees, HD1
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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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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