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Sharp Street Ragged School

A Grade II Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4884 / 53°29'18"N

Longitude: -2.2349 / 2°14'5"W

OS Eastings: 384511

OS Northings: 399107

OS Grid: SJ845991

Mapcode National: GBR DLD.RH

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.MLZ1

Plus Code: 9C5VFQQ8+92

Entry Name: Sharp Street Ragged School

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457627

ID on this website: 101254650

Location: Ancoats, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SJ8499 SHARP STREET, Ancoats
698-1/15/468 (West side)
Sharp Street Ragged School


Ragged School, now mission, Sunday School and Boys' Club.
Established 1853, rebuilt 1869. Red brick, slate roof.
Rectangular plan. Two storeys and 8 bays, pilastered, with a
corbel table to each bay. The ground floor has a round-headed
doorway to the 1st bay, with panelled door and fanlight with
semi-circular tracery, a segmental-headed window to the 4th
bay with a doorway below the sill (perhaps an insertion), and
coupled segmental-headed windows in the other bays; the 1st
floor has coupled round-headed windows. The rear is similar.
Interior: longitudinal partition which formerly divided the
school into 2 halves at ground floor, one side reserved for
reception classes of children who were so wild and scruffy
that they had to be tamed before they could be educated; stone
staircase; hall at 1st floor; original fireplaces and other
fittings. Still occupied by the charitable institution which
established it.

Listing NGR: SJ8451199107

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