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Sandford Road County Primary School and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkstall, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8149 / 53°48'53"N

Longitude: -1.5989 / 1°35'56"W

OS Eastings: 426504

OS Northings: 435479

OS Grid: SE265354

Mapcode National: GBR B5D.57

Mapcode Global: WHC9C.DCVR

Plus Code: 9C5WRC72+XC

Entry Name: Sandford Road County Primary School and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 8 September 1992

Last Amended: 11 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 465248

ID on this website: 101256127

Location: Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Kirkstall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kirkstall St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE2635 SANDFORD ROAD, Kirkstall
714-1/22/907 (North side)
08/09/92 Sandford Road County Primary School
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Sandford Road Primary School)


School with gate piers, gates and railings. 1882. By Richard
Adams. For Leeds School Board. Extension added by 1892
probably by the same architect. Coursed squared gritstone,
slate hipped and gabled roofs. In Italianate style; on a
steeply sloping and congested site, U-plan, 2 storeys.
Facing Sandford Road the paired round-arched entrances are far
left, 3 arches of covered playground right, projecting wing
left with segmental-arched ground-floor windows and pedimented
end bay with round window in gable. A short 1-bay projecting
wing right has a similar entrance; 3-window addition extends
to street with 2 round arches to ground floor, inserted
Facade to Beecroft Street has pedimented gable right and added
bay left. Shallow pilasters, continuous string at 1st-floor
and eaves levels, gable copings, tall corniced stacks. Stone
wall with iron railings and gateway close the forecourt: rails
with bud finials, square ashlar piers with recessed panels,
deep cornice, rounded capstones.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Richard Adams was architect to the School Board 1873-1886;
most of his designs were in brick but here the local stone was
used; his early single-storey buildings were in a Gothic
Revival style but from 1878 Adams used a Classical style for
the multi-storey schools on congested sites. A probable
influence for the change of style was George Corson's
Municipal and Board School Offices, Calverley Street,
1876-1884 (qv).
(Williams, D (Leeds Polytechnic Dept of Architectural
Studies): Leeds School Board and its Architects 1870-1903
(thesis): 1975-).

Listing NGR: SE2650435479

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