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Latitude: 53.4885 / 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
Entry Name: Sharp Street Ragged School
Listing Date: 6 June 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1254650
English Heritage Legacy ID: 457627
Location: Manchester, M4
Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton
Built-Up Area: Manchester
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Manchester Cathedral
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
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
Listing NGR: SJ8451199107
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