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Former Board School

A Grade II Listed Building in St Mary's, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5529 / 53°33'10"N

Longitude: -2.1038 / 2°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 393222

OS Northings: 406251

OS Grid: SD932062

Mapcode National: GBR FWRC.B4

Mapcode Global: WHB94.NYDP

Plus Code: 9C5VHV3W+4F

Entry Name: Former Board School

Listing Date: 23 January 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388936

Location: St. Mary's, Oldham, OL1

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mary's

Built-Up Area: Oldham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Oldham St Stephen and All Martyrs (Lower Moor)

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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780-1/1/75 (East side)
23/01/73 Former Board School


Former Board school, now in use as education centre. c1905.
Brick with stone and terracotta dressings and Welsh slate roof
with ridge cresting. 2 storeys with attic, 12-window main
range (3-2-2-2-3) with two parallel rear wings. Outer bays of
main range advanced, with steep pavilion roofs.
Inner doorways and round arched lower windows with white
terracotta banded voussoirs and stone sills. Scrolled
pedimented heads to doors and outer windows, interrupting the
frieze above. Upper windows in outer bays also round-headed,
with white terracotta keystones and moulded jambs and string
course. They are divided by semi-octagonal pilasters sprung
from corbels which continue across the parapet above. Central
round-arched dormer window with steep scrolled pedimented head
and pierced parapet between outer pinnacles.
Central section is divided into 3 main bays by semi-octagonal
pilasters above ground floor level. Each bay has 2 squared
lower windows and round-arched windows above with moulded
terracotta architraves and white terracotta keystones.
Terracotta frieze above lower storey with low relief
strap-work, masks and swags, and "Board School". Moulded
string course. Central pedimented gable with terracotta frieze
and oculus in scrolled raised panel. Hipped roofed dormers
each side of pediment, and two swept octagonal lanterns to
Return elevations each have 3-window range each side of
central pedimented gable, housing the former boys, and girls
and infants entrances. Axial stacks.
Brick wall to forecourt on north and west sides, with stone
copings and banded stone piers. Cast-iron railings with arrow
heads and scrollwork.

Listing NGR: SD9322206251

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