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Brightside Nursery, Infant School Nursery and School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Shiregreen and Brightside, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.4118 / 53°24'42"N

Longitude: -1.4208 / 1°25'15"W

OS Eastings: 438595

OS Northings: 390709

OS Grid: SK385907

Mapcode National: GBR 9T6.ZR

Mapcode Global: WHDDJ.4HPT

Plus Code: 9C5WCH6H+PM

Entry Name: Brightside Nursery, Infant School Nursery and School House

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246495

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455283

Location: Shiregreen and Brightside, Sheffield, S9

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Shiregreen and Brightside

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Brightside with Wincobank

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/2/450 (South West side)
Brightside Nursery, Infant School
nursery school & school house


Nursery school and adjoining school house. 1880, with mid C20
alterations. By ER Robson. For the Sheffield School Board.
Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and steep pitched
slate roofs. Flemish Renaissance Revival style.
EXTERIOR: plinth and coped gables of various forms.
School, to left, single storey plus attics; 9 window range.
H-plan. Windows are mainly wooden framed casements. School
yard front has 2 cross casements, each flanked by smaller
single windows. In the centre, a buttress. Above, 2 raking
dormers with 4-light cross casements. Rear has similar
fenestration. Cross-wing, to left, has coped gables with a
projecting centre topped with a panel supported by volutes and
crowned with a segmental pediment and finial. Above, a single
transomed window and below, 3 round-arched recesses each with
a similar smaller window. Left return has a central external
stack with crowstepped shoulders and coped flue, framing a
round-arched recess. In the recess, a door flanked to left by
a single windows, and above, a segment-arched window with
patterned glazing bars. To left, 2 large cross casements. Rear
gable has a central segment-headed window with transom,
overlight and keystone. Shorter right wing has similar
fenestration to rear gable and right return.
School house, at right front corner, 3 storeys plus attics; 2
x 2 windows. Square plan. Swept coped gables topped with
segmental pediments and coped gable stacks, flanked by coped
square shafts. Jenkin Road front has to left a slightly
projecting square stair turret, 4 stages, with a shaped gable
and finial. On each floor, a plain sash. To right, a 12-pane
sash and above it, a C20 tilting casement. Below, an ashlar
doorcase with board door flanked by single small casements,
under a common lintel with cornice. Left return has 2
round-arched blanks, the left with a late C20 window inserted,
and above, a central plain sash with projecting surround.
Below, a door with overlight, flanked by a cross casement to
left and a small window to right.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Almost all the early schools built by the Sheffield School
Board were designed by local architects. ER Robson, architect
to the London School Board, was employed to design the Central
Schools and School Board Offices (qv), as well as 2 board
schools, of which this is one. The other is at Heeley Bank
(qv), and dates from 1880.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).

Listing NGR: SK3858590675

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

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