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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246532
English Heritage Legacy ID: 455356
Location: Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield, S2
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
SK38NE LONDON ROAD
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
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
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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