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Former Technical School

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7126 / 53°42'45"N

Longitude: -1.6347 / 1°38'5"W

OS Eastings: 424205

OS Northings: 424086

OS Grid: SE242240

Mapcode National: GBR KT0H.WV

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.VYQ6

Entry Name: Former Technical School

Listing Date: 11 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313326

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341112

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley East

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


99-/4/10008 Former Technical School


Former Technical School. 1893 and c1900. Designed by Harry Bagshaw
Buckley of Batley. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressing. Slate
roofs the central one with clerestory. Raised gables, coped and with
kneelers. Various stacks. Street front has slightly projecting
gabled centre with two large 4 light cross mullion windows topped with
entablatures. Above a single 5 light similar window with bracketed
cill and below TECHNICAL SCHOOL in carved panel, above a carved
entablature then a single round headed window flanked by blind arches
and topped with a steep carved pediment. To the right a 3 storey 4
window range with to the left a segment headed doorway with double
panel doors and fanlight in moulded surround with mermaid keystone.
To the right three 2 light cross mullion windows with flat hoods.
Above 4 taller similar windows, and above again 2 large 9 pane
through-eaves dormer windows with pediments. To the left the slightly
later Stubley Memorial Wing, has 4 window range with a doorway to the
left with double and overlight in moulded surround, to the right 3
single light transom windows with flat hoods, above 4 similar windows
to the eaves. Beyond to the left a slightly projecting gable wing has
a projecting centre with flanking pilasters rising through the gable.
This centre has a 4 light cross mullion window with incised heads,
above a similar window and above again a large semi-circular window
with glazing bars and a large carved keystone which forms the cill to
the 3 blind windows in the gable topped with a ball finial. The
Stubley Memorial Wing was paid for by the Stubley family owners of
Bolton Mills one of the largest textile mill complexes in Batley.

Listing NGR: SE2420524086

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

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