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Kettlebridge Nursery First School

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheffield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3883 / 53°23'17"N

Longitude: -1.4259 / 1°25'33"W

OS Eastings: 438278

OS Northings: 388095

OS Grid: SK382880

Mapcode National: GBR 9SH.W5

Mapcode Global: WHDDQ.2388

Plus Code: 9C5W9HQF+8J

Entry Name: Kettlebridge Nursery First School

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246805

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455883

Location: Sheffield, S9

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Darnall

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Attercliffe and Darnall

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/6/563 (North West side)
Kettlebridge Nursery First School


Formerly known as: Hammerton School OUSEBURN ROAD.
Board school, now nursery first school. 1904, with mid C20
additions. By WJ Hale. For the Sheffield School Board. Coursed
squared stone with ashlar dressings and gables and hipped
slate roofs. Arts and Crafts style.
EXTERIOR: coped gables. The heads of the buttresses, and the
central gable, have wreathed cartouches inscribed with
inspirational words.
Single and 2 storeys; 7 x 3 windows. Central hall with
clerestory, flanked by towers, and enclosed on all sides by
lower gabled ranges.
Street front has in the centre 3 projecting gables, the
central one with a segment-headed 2-light casement with
elongated keystone, flanked by single flat-headed lights.
Outer gables have large segment-headed 4-light windows with
elongated keystones, and are flanked by square buttresses with
corniced flat caps. Beyond, on either side, set back gable of
the entrance wing, with buttressed gable stack. 2
segment-headed windows with raised surrounds and keystones,
and below, a small round-arched window flanked by 2 small
Above and behind, the central hall has hipped roof with
finials and continuous clerestory windows. At each end of the
hall, a rectangular tower, 2 stages, with a single narrow
opening on the longer sides. Above the cornice, louvred bell
openings, with deep flat ledges above them. 4 square pinnacles
topped with square domes, and swept lead roof with tall
finials. Right tower has a taller external coped stack at the
Right return has entrance block to left. Double entrance bay
to right, with 3 buttresses, and between them, single gabled
dormers with segment-headed casements and elongated keystones.
Below, projecting entrance with bow fronted cornice and
keystone, plain opening and recessed door. To left, corniced
stone bow window with 3 lights divided by squat Doric columns.
To right, a set back gable with segment-headed central window
with keystone, flanked by smaller lights. Left return, of the
same design, has mid C20 wooden canopy linking doorway with
detached addition.
Rear elevation has 2 buttressed gables with segment-headed
4-light windows, flanked by flat-headed tripartite windows
with stone mullions. Buttressed end gables have a
segment-headed window.
INTERIOR not inspected.
WJ Hale, 1862-1929, designed a number of noteworthy schools
and Nonconformist churches in Sheffield between 1893 and 1929.
This is arguably his best building and one of the least
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).

Listing NGR: SK3827888095

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

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