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Netherthorpe Junior School and Adjoining Caretakers House and Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkley, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3862 / 53°23'10"N

Longitude: -1.4812 / 1°28'52"W

OS Eastings: 434603

OS Northings: 387828

OS Grid: SK346878

Mapcode National: GBR 9DH.YY

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.64XX

Plus Code: 9C5W9GP9+FG

Entry Name: Netherthorpe Junior School and Adjoining Caretakers House and Walls

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246682

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455689

Location: Walkley, Sheffield, S3

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Walkley

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: The Vine, Sheffield

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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784-1/18/529 (North West side)
Netherthorpe Junior School and
adjoining caretaker's house and


Board school, now Junior school, adjoining caretaker's house,
railing and walls. School 1873, with additions 1884.
Caretaker's house 1878. By Innocent and Brown. For the
Sheffield School Board. Coursed squared stone with ashlar
dressings and hipped and gabled slate roofs coated with grey
composition. 3 paired stone ridge stacks with louvred
ventilators between them. Gothic Revival style. T-plan.
EXTERIOR: plinth, sillbands, coped gables. 2 storeys and 2
storeys plus attics; 12 window range. Symmetrical front has a
slightly projecting central gable with angle buttresses. 2
large transomed 3-light pointed arch windows with plate
tracery and hoodmoulds, and above, in the gable, a single
lancet bell opening with a coat of arms below it, flanked by
thinner single lancet bell openings. Below, 2 round-headed
transomed 3-light windows.
On either side, wings with 2 flat-headed mullioned windows
above and 2 round-headed transomed 3-light windows below.
Beyond, single bow fronted stair turrets with 3 cusped headed
single lancets. Below, between floors, a single trefoil headed
lancet. On the ground floor, the right turret only has a
trefoil headed lancet with hoodmould. In the return angles, a
single similar window.
Beyond again, single entrance bays with 2-light mullioned
windows and below, a pair of double doors with a large cusped
headed overlight. Projecting end gables have a large transomed
3-light pointed arch windows with cusped heads and below, 2
round-headed 3-light windows with wooden cross mullions.
Hipped rear wing has 6 paired first-floor windows on a
sillband. Double hipped rear elevation has a similar central
window, and below, a pair of windows with transoms, flanked by
similar single windows, all segment-headed.
Adjoining caretaker's house has gabled and hipped slate roofs
with coped gables and a large rear gable stack. 2 storeys plus
garrets; 2 window range. Front, to Dover Street, has to right
a single window and to left a smaller window with incised
lintel, both on a sillband. Above, a larger single window to
the garret. Below, a similar window to right, flanked to left
by a door with overlight. Right return has a single ground
floor window. All these windows have late C20 glazing. Several
caretakers' houses of this design were added to board schools
in 1877-78.
INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: outside, adjoining stone boundary wall
with triangular stone coping and attached outbuildings,
enclosing the school site. Netherthorpe Street front has a
spiked wrought-iron railing with stone plinth and chamfered
coping, and 2 pairs of wrought-iron gates. Dover Street range
has a short length off-centre with a gateway to the
caretaker's house. To right, a rounded corner with an attached
hipped single storey outbuilding. To left, a similar hipped
outbuilding, then a rounded corner.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this school is the earliest to survive of
those designed by Innocent and Brown for the Sheffield School
Board. It is amongst the first to be built in England after
the 1870 Education Act, and is therefore of particular
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council; Innocent &
Brown: Illustrations of Public Elementary Schools (etc):
Sheffield: 1873-).

Listing NGR: SK3460387828

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