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Scarcroft County Primary School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Latitude: 53.9527 / 53°57'9"N

Longitude: -1.09 / 1°5'23"W

OS Eastings: 459816

OS Northings: 451116

OS Grid: SE598511

Mapcode National: GBR NQTQ.TT

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.7X65

Entry Name: Scarcroft County Primary School

Listing Date: 1 July 1968

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256667

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464652

Location: York, YO23

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Clement with St Mary, Bishophill Senior

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/20/904 (South side)
01/07/68 Scarcroft County Primary School
(Formerly Listed as:
Main building at Scarcroft Road


Board school, now County Primary School. 1896. By WH Brierley.
MATERIALS: orange-brown brick in English bond on chamfered
brick plinth, with orange brick dressings: slate roofs with
stone copings and brick stacks generally, except for one of
stone surmounting tall brick tower. Three other towers and
centre ridge clock tower surmounted by octagonal louvred
cupolas of wood, with lead ogee roofs and finials. Tall centre
range has two half-hipped dormers with sprocketed roofs and
tapering finials on both sides. Ornate cast-iron tie rod ends
and integral cast-iron and lead rainwater goods. All windows
except where indicated otherwise have chamfered brick quoined
surrounds with hollow chamfered flat arches of gauged brick.
EXTERIOR: north-east front to Nunthorpe Road: central gabled
hall range of 2 high storeys and attic, 3 bays articulated by
full height gabled pilasters; flanked by square towers, one
surmounted by cupola, the other by louvred stack with tapering
brick pot: gabled lower crosswings of 3 storeys and attics
project forward on each side. Central bays have 3-light
windows between 2-light small-pane windows on both floors,
recessed in 2-storey multiple order pointed arches of hollow
chamfered gauged brick: ground floor windows are transomed,
upper floor windows double transomed with 2-centred heads. In
gable apex is fire escape door beneath cambered lintel. Towers
have single 3-pane lights. Both wings have 2-storey canted bay
windows with half-hexagonal bracketed sprocketed roofs to
gable ends: windows are 1x and 2x6-pane lights with stone
lintels; in gable apex 2x6-pane window is recessed beneath
semicircular arch of rubbed brick. Left crosswing has 3-storey
projection with half-hipped bracketed sprocketed roof and
three wide openings below eaves level.
Inner return of each wing has shallow pent-roofed porch with
moulded bracketed cornice and board double doors. Windows,
regularly disposed, are of 2x and 3x6-pane lights.
South-west front: repeats north-east front, without 3-storey
projection and stone stack. Windows to gabled centre are all
of 3 lights, detailed as above.
South-east and north-west fronts: 9-bay centre range of 2 high
storeys between 2-storey 3-window cross gables: flanked at
each end by outer returns of lower 3-storey wings. Wings each
have steps up to glazed and panelled double doors recessed
beneath 2-centred multiple order arches of moulded brick:

windows are paired 6-pane casements, in two tiers above doors.
In centre range, windows are 18-pane segment-headed sashes
with moulded stone sills, those on upper floor set beneath
arcade of segmental arches on pilasters rising from first
floor band. In cross gables, similar windows are separated by
2-storey gabled pilasters and grouped beneath single
semicircular multiple order arch of moulded brick. Ground
floor windows have segmental heads, those on upper floor
square heads and round arches of gauged brick.
INTERIOR: not fully inspected but appears little altered,
retaining some original fixtures and fittings.
(Nuttgens P: Brierley in Yorkshire: York: 1984-: 18-20).

Listing NGR: SE5981651116

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