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Sharp Street Ragged School

A Grade II Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457627

Location: Manchester, M4

County: Manchester

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

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

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

GV II

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

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

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