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Bolehill Primary School and Adjoining Boundary Wall and Shelter

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkley, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3933 / 53°23'35"N

Longitude: -1.5076 / 1°30'27"W

OS Eastings: 432844

OS Northings: 388610

OS Grid: SK328886

Mapcode National: GBR 97F.8D

Mapcode Global: WHCCB.TZ90

Plus Code: 9C5W9FVR+8X

Entry Name: Bolehill Primary School and Adjoining Boundary Wall and Shelter

Listing Date: 22 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455811

Location: Walkley, Sheffield, S6

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Walkley

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Walkley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/5/87 (South East side)
22/06/95 Bole Hill Primary School and
adjoining boundary wall and shelter


Primary school and adjoining boundary wall and shelter. 1896,
with mid C20 alterations. By WJ Hale. For the Sheffield School
Board. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and gabled and
hipped slate roofs topped with an elaborate octagonal wooden
bell turret, 3 stages, with swept lead roof and finial.
EXTERIOR: first floor band and sillband, coped gables of
various forms. 2 storeys plus basement; 6 window range. Double
depth plan.
Main block has to right a cross-wing with stepped gable and
finial. Large round-arched 4-light glazing bar window with
keystone. Below, 3 glazing bar windows. To left, a 5 window
range with the bays divided by buttresses, the central pair
rising to the eaves and topped with gables and niches. Larger
segment-headed central window flanked by 2 smaller windows.
Above, 3 through-eaves dormers with coped gables and tall
round-headed windows with transoms. On either side, single
smaller windows. All these windows have glazing bars. Basement
has 5 segment-headed arches. Left return has a hipped roof
behind a flat topped gable. Elliptical arched 4-light window
with voussoirs and hoodmould, and below, 3 glazing bar
windows. Basement has a segmental arch.
Beyond, to right, a set back entrance bay, 3 storeys, with a
cross eaves dormer and below, a late C20 flat-roofed porch. To
right, a single window on each floor. Hipped right return has
mainly reglazed fenestration, with 4 first floor windows.
Above, a through-eaves dormer with single plain sash and
stepped gable with finial, flanked by single windows. Below,
to right, a hexagonal single storey projection with swept
coped parapet and 3 windows. To its left, 3 windows. Right
return has an elliptical arched doorway with glazing bar
fanlight, panelled double door, and transom inscribed
"Infants". Above, a through-eaves dormer. To left, a single
window on each floor.
INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: at the rear, a stone boundary wall approx
3m high, with triangular stone coping. Adjoining open shelter
has hipped slate roof and cast-iron posts.
WJ Hale, 1862-1929, was a pupil of Innocent & Brown,
architects of Sheffield's earliest board schools. He had his
own practice in Sheffield from 1893, and designed a number of
noteworthy schools and Nonconformist churches.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council; Who's Who in
Architecture, 1914).

Listing NGR: SK3284488610

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

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