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Latitude: 53.8094 / 53°48'33"N
Longitude: -3.0312 / 3°1'52"W
OS Eastings: 332195
OS Northings: 435282
OS Grid: SD321352
Mapcode National: GBR ZPK.MD
Mapcode Global: WH858.DJT0
Plus Code: 9C5RRX59+QG
Entry Name: Elmslie School
Listing Date: 15 March 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225409
English Heritage Legacy ID: 421776
Location: Tyldesley, Blackpool, FY3
Electoral Ward/Division: Tyldesley
Built-Up Area: Blackpool
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Marton St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
The following building shall be added:
SD 44 SW BLACKPOOL WHITEGATE DRIVE
44- /1/10005 No.194
Former house, now part of school. 1896, with minor late C20 alterations. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings to front elevation, red brick elsewhere. Irregular 'L' plan. Front
elevation: 2 storeys, 3 bays; an elaborate and asymmetrical front with central doorway enclosed
within open flat roofed porch. Porch entrance with slender marble columns with foliated
capitals supporting shallow arched heads to entrance and flanking lights. Enclosed doorway
within decorative surround, with slender engaged columns to jambs, and tall overlight with
stilted arched head. Gabled bay to left with advanced bay to ground floor, of 2 lights with a 4
part overlight. Moulded cornice links with that of porch as continuous moulding Above, a
canted first floor bay with lead canopy. Ornate gable with slender corner turrets with pinnacles,
and an elaborate carved apex finial. Right hand bay not gabled, but with matching arrangement
of bays below a stepped parapet. Corbelled turrets to corners with circular crenellated caps.
Rear range on left side has tall side wall chimney and projecting stair turret with stepped lancets
to upper part. Right side with canted corner linking front and rear ranges, the latter with plain
undivided sash frames. C20 joinery elsewhere. INTERIOR; largely unaltered, with much
original decorative ceiling and wall plasterwork, and high quality joinery including panelled
doors with moulded architraves and carved cresting, well-finished and ornate principal staircase
with stained glass lights to lower partition, and elaborate chimney pieces with overmantles.
HISTORY; the house, named 'The Elms' was built for William and Sarah Powell in 1896, and
became a school in 1922. The other buildings on the school site are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: SD3219535282
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