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Burnley College with Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467158

Location: Bank Hall, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

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

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906-1/10/105 (North side)
29/09/77 Burnley College with attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Municipal College)


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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