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Latitude: 53.7935 / 53°47'36"N
Longitude: -2.2379 / 2°14'16"W
OS Eastings: 384428
OS Northings: 433043
OS Grid: SD844330
Mapcode National: GBR DSTK.9W
Mapcode Global: WHB7X.LXK7
Plus Code: 9C5VQQV6+9V
Entry Name: Burnley College with Attached Railings
Listing Date: 29 September 1977
Last Amended: 19 November 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244997
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467158
Location: Burnley, Lancashire, BB11
Electoral Ward/Division: Bank Hall
Built-Up Area: Burnley
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Burnley St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD8433SW ORMEROD ROAD
906-1/10/105 (North side)
29/09/77 Burnley College with attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Technical institute, now college of further education. 1905-9.
By GH Pickles. Steel frame clad in coursed sandstone rubble
with freestone dressings and slate roofs. Free Jacobean style.
PLAN: very large approximately square plan formed by a long,
storeyed front range and a wide single-storey back extension
under a north-lights roof (like a weaving shed).
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys over a full basement storey, 1:3:1:3:1
bays, symmetrical, the centre and ends breaking forwards
slightly and gabled; with sillbands and cornices to all
floors, semi-octagonal pilasters to the centre and ends,
pilasters to the intermediate ranges, steeply-pitched coped
gables with ball finials, and parapets to the intermediate
ranges interrupted by the heads of the central windows. The
centre has a large round-headed doorway approached by a bridge
over the basement area, with a pilastered architrave, panelled
frieze, moulded cornice and chunky swan-neck pediment
containing a cartouche surrounded by carved flourishes, and
flanked by narrow pedimented side windows; at 1st floor, a
4-light window with pilastered mullions, a frieze with raised
lettering "TECHNICAL INSTITUTE", and a large tympanum filled
with carved emblematic figures. The end bays, 1:2:1 windows
each, have 2 large mullion-and-transom windows in the centre
of each floor, those at 1st floor with arched lights and those
at 2nd floor with 2 transoms and semicircular arched heads
with keystones. The intermediate ranges, also 1:2:1 windows,
have similar mullion-and-transom windows, those in the centre
of the upper floor much taller, breaking through the parapet
and finished with segmental-arched copings with ball finials.
The returned ends are in similar style. Rear: C20 additions
linked by bridge.
INTERIOR: entrance hall and staircases lined with Art Nouveau
glazed tiling in blue and green hues.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: cast-iron railings protecting the
basement area, divided into sections by rectangular piers
which have tapered side supporters.
Listing NGR: SD8442833043
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