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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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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

Plus Code: 9C5W9G7H+R4

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: Nether Edge and Sharrow, 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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784-1/6/484 (East side)
Lowfield Junior and Infant Schools
and attached caretaker's house


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
To right, a range with 2 shouldered 2-light windows, then a
single window. Above, a gabled dormer with a shouldered
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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