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Anns Road Nursery Junior and Infant Schools caretakers House and Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Gleadless Valley, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3614 / 53°21'41"N

Longitude: -1.4687 / 1°28'7"W

OS Eastings: 435457

OS Northings: 385082

OS Grid: SK354850

Mapcode National: GBR 9HS.NT

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.DRWX

Plus Code: 9C5W9G6J+HG

Entry Name: Anns Road Nursery Junior and Infant Schools caretakers House and Walls

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455120

Location: Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, S2

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Gleadless Valley

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Heeley

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/6/17 (South East side)
Anns Road Nursery, Junior & Infant
Schools, caretaker's house & walls


Formerly known as: Heeley Board school GLEADLESS ROAD.
Nursery, junior and infant schools, caretaker's house and
boundary walls, all adjoining. 1890 and 1897, with mid and
late C20 alterations. By CJ Innocent. For the Sheffield School
Board. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and gabled and
hipped slate roofs with decorative ridge tiles and finials.
Renaissance Revival style.
PLAN: 3 main blocks, 1, 2 and 3 storeys, plus ancillary
buildings, arranged at the corners of a rectangular site,
enclosed and linked by a boundary wall with gateways.
EXTERIOR: plinth, string courses, coped gables with ball
finials. Windows are mainly glazing bar casements of various
Single storey nursery school at west corner, dated 1890, has
octagonal louvred wooden bell turret with ogee lead dome and
finial, and a coped side wall stack. Double range plan.
Playground front has a central gable with 3-light round-arched
glazing bar window with hoodmould and shaped keystone. Above
it, a triple ventilator. To right, a hipped lower projection
with a central through-eaves dormer with shouldered gable and
single casement, flanked to right by 2 small casements and to
left by a double door. To its right, a 2-light casement with
stone mullion, and above it, a pedimented dormer with a
3-light window. Beyond, to left, a 3-light casement with stone
mullions, and above it, another dormer. To left, a single
casement. Right gable has a round window, and above it, an
ornamented datestone. Left gable has a graduated triple window
and a parapeted porch with segment-headed door. 2 mid C20
single storey buildings link this block to the larger 2 storey
block at the south corner.
2-storey rear elevation, to Gleadless Road, has single coped
gable and side wall stacks and incorporates caretaker's house
in the lower storey. Double through-eaves dormer with
segment-headed windows, flanked to right by a double casement
with stone mullion. Below, door with overlight flanked by a
plain sash. To right, 2 plain sashes and to left, a double
plain sash with stone mullion. To right, a projecting wing
with 4-light round-headed window and above it, ornamented
frieze with central cornice. To right again, 2 smaller gabled
wings with 2-light casements with stone mullions. Left gable
has 2 tall segment-headed casements flanking an external
South corner block, fronting Hartley Street, double range
plan, has 2 octagonal domed cupolas and a coped ridge stack.
Off-centre main gable with large round-arched window with
keystone, and below, a 5-light window with stone mullions. To
left, 2 casements and 2 gabled through-eaves dormers with
single casements, the larger right one segment-headed. Below,
2 segment-headed casements, each flanked by single casements.
To right, a through-eaves dormer with segment-headed casement,
flanked by 3 casements to left and one to right. Below, 3
casements. Right gable has a keystone round window above, and
3 casements below. Left gable has graduated triple casement
with segment-headed central light, and below, a segment-headed
window and a single casement. To left, a canted 2 storey stair
turret with panelled frieze and coped parapet, and two 2-light
mullioned windows. Rear elevation has 2 through-eaves dormers
with segment-headed windows, flanked by single casements. To
left, a similar through-eaves dormer. Ground floor has gabled
buttresses to each bay, and angle buttress to left. 6
round-arched openings, 2 to left blocked, 4 to right with
To right, a hipped 3 storey block with a double plain sash and
above it, a through-eaves dormer with sash and ornamented
gable. Below, a triple sash. To left, a casement with transom
and toplight, and below, a projecting gabled porch with door,
overlight and segment head with keystone. Left gable has
round-arched window above, and similar blocked opening below.
At the east corner, a single storey gabled toilet block
enclosed by a wall with doorways on 2 sides.
Junior school at north corner, 2 storeys plus basement, has a
coped side wall stack set diagonally. Playground front has
bays divided by buttresses. Main gable has round-arched
4-light window with keystone and voussoirs, and above it, a
round-arched niche under a cornice. Below, 2 segment-headed
casements with keystones. On either side, a triple bay with a
central through-eaves dormer with segment-headed window,
flanked by smaller casements. Below, 3 casements, the larger
central one segment-headed. Below the left bay, a square
headed basement opening flanked by round-arched openings and
divided by small buttresses. To left, a single gable with
round-arched 4-light window and below, 2 casements. Basement
has a partly blocked round-arched window. Right gable has a
round window. Right return has a projecting 2 storey hipped
entrance bay with central through-eaves dormer and
segment-headed window, flanked by 2 small casements. Below, a
gabled porch with steps to a recessed segment-headed door
flanked by 2 tall transomed casements. Above the door, 2 small
windows. All these openings have a common cornice. Left
return, to Anns Road, has bays defined by buttresses, and an
octagonal bell turret. Central double bay with 2 through-eaves
dormers and segment-headed windows, 2 segment-headed windows
below, and 4 round-arched doors and windows to the basement,
divided by smaller buttresses. Rear elevation has a gabled
wing to left and a larger hipped 2-storey wing to its right,
with a mid C20 flat-roofed 2-storey addition.
INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: stone boundary wall has mainly a gabled
stone coping. Anns Road side has 2 gateways and intermediate
toilet block with coped wall. Rounded corners, with a lower
section with chamfered ashlar coping and 2 rectangular gate
piers with chamfered caps, opposite the caretaker's house.
Hartley Road side has a rounded corner to left, and a pair of
square gate piers with wrought-iron gate and short lengths of
flanking railing. Plainer gateway to right.
HISTORICAL NOTE: CJ Innocent was architect and surveyor to the
Sheffield School Board 1871-1880, and designed many of the
early board schools in conjunction with T Brown, who died in
1881. Innocent continued to design schools and additions, of
which this building is a particularly large and complete
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).

Listing NGR: SK3545785082

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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