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Lowfield Junior and Infant Schools and Attached Caretakers House

A Grade II Listed Building in Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3645 / 53°21'52"N

Longitude: -1.4721 / 1°28'19"W

OS Eastings: 435223

OS Northings: 385423

OS Grid: SK352854

Mapcode National: GBR 9GR.XQ

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.CP6K

Entry Name: Lowfield Junior and Infant Schools and Attached Caretakers House

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246532

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455356

Location: Sheffield, S2

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Nether Edge and Sharrow

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield St Mary, Bramall Lane

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK38NE LONDON ROAD
784-1/6/484 (East side)
Lowfield Junior and Infant Schools
and attached caretaker's house

GV II

Junior and infant schools and attached caretaker's house.
Dated 1874, with additions and caretaker's house 1877. By
Innocent & Brown. For the Sheffield School Board. Rock-faced
stone with ashlar dressings and hipped and gabled slate roofs.
School has 3 lozenge-shaped ridge stacks, one with an attached
single gabled ventilator, the others with multiple flues
linked by arched ventilators with louvred openings. Gothic
Revival style. L-plan with projecting polygonal corner.
EXTERIOR: plinth, impost band, chamfered eaves, coped gables,
small gabled roof ventilators. Single storey plus attics; 10 x
6 windows.
London Road front has an off-centre main gable with a pointed
arched recess containing 2 tall lancets alternating with 3
shorter lancets, all with transoms. Above the window, a shaped
plaque and datestone. To left, a single stage square bell
tower with string course and dentilled eaves to a pyramidal
roof topped with an octagonal spire, with finial and louvred
bell openings.
To left, a range with an off-centre segment-headed blocked
door with overlight, flanked to left by 3 casements and to
right by 2 casements, all with trefoil carved lintels.
Beyond, a polygonal projection with conical roof and 6
windows. Left return has 5 shouldered windows, and to left, a
gabled wing with a pointed arched recess containing a triple
lancet.
To right, a range with 2 shouldered 2-light windows, then a
single window. Above, a gabled dormer with a shouldered
window.
Beyond, 2 storey gabled caretaker's house with a gable stack.
Renewed first floor casement and below, cusped headed doorway
to left, and shouldered casement to right.
INTERIOR not inspected.
This school is one of a number designed by Innocent & Brown
for the Sheffield School Board, and is amongst the earliest to
be built in England after the 1870 Education Act.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).


Listing NGR: SK3522385423

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

Description


SHEFFIELD

SK38NE LONDON ROAD
784-1/6/484 (East side)
Lowfield Junior and Infant Schools
and attached caretaker's house

GV II

Junior and infant schools and attached caretaker's house.
Dated 1874, with additions and caretaker's house 1877. By
Innocent & Brown. For the Sheffield School Board. Rock-faced
stone with ashlar dressings and hipped and gabled slate roofs.
School has 3 lozenge-shaped ridge stacks, one with an attached
single gabled ventilator, the others with multiple flues
linked by arched ventilators with louvred openings. Gothic
Revival style. L-plan with projecting polygonal corner.
EXTERIOR: plinth, impost band, chamfered eaves, coped gables,
small gabled roof ventilators. Single storey plus attics; 10 x
6 windows.
London Road front has an off-centre main gable with a pointed
arched recess containing 2 tall lancets alternating with 3
shorter lancets, all with transoms. Above the window, a shaped
plaque and datestone. To left, a single stage square bell
tower with string course and dentilled eaves to a pyramidal
roof topped with an octagonal spire, with finial and louvred
bell openings.
To left, a range with an off-centre segment-headed blocked
door with overlight, flanked to left by 3 casements and to
right by 2 casements, all with trefoil carved lintels.
Beyond, a polygonal projection with conical roof and 6
windows. Left return has 5 shouldered windows, and to left, a
gabled wing with a pointed arched recess containing a triple
lancet.
To right, a range with 2 shouldered 2-light windows, then a
single window. Above, a gabled dormer with a shouldered
window.
Beyond, 2 storey gabled caretaker's house with a gable stack.
Renewed first floor casement and below, cusped headed doorway
to left, and shouldered casement to right.
INTERIOR not inspected.
This school is one of a number designed by Innocent & Brown
for the Sheffield School Board, and is amongst the earliest to
be built in England after the 1870 Education Act.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).


Listing NGR: SK3522385423

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