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Strand Street School

A Grade II Listed Building in East Marsh, North East Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.574 / 53°34'26"N

Longitude: -0.0688 / 0°4'7"W

OS Eastings: 527974

OS Northings: 410330

OS Grid: TA279103

Mapcode National: GBR WWY3.XK

Mapcode Global: WHHHS.XFFG

Plus Code: 9C5XHWFJ+HF

Entry Name: Strand Street School

Listing Date: 30 June 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379886

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479328

Location: North East Lincolnshire, DN32

County: North East Lincolnshire

Electoral Ward/Division: East Marsh

Built-Up Area: Grimsby

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Great Grimsby St Andrew with St Luke and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Description


GRIMSBY

TA2710SE STRAND STREET
699-1/12/66 (South side)
Strand Street School

II

School. 1910-12 by HC Scaping of Grimsby; Henry Marrows,
builder, for Grimsby Education Authority. Later C20
alterations and additions. Red brick with white brick and
stone dressings; glazed bricks to base of ground floor. Tarmac
roof covering. Approximately rectangular on plan, with
projecting stair turrets to centre of east side and to
south-west corner.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with rooftop playground. Plinth. Main
fronts have blind arcading to first floor with recessed panels
to each bay flanked by pilasters. North front to Stand Street:
4 wide bays, each with tripartite windows beneath segmental
brick arches, the wider central light with a keystone.
2-course white brick flush impost band. Former entrance to
first bay has ashlar architrave, modillioned cornice and hood;
original 4-pane overlight with later C20 inserted window and
brick blocking below. First-floor windows similar to ground
floor, but with projecting sills linked by a 2-course flush
white brick band. All windows have wood mullions and transoms,
glazing bars and stone sills. Prominent downpipes with
decorative rainwater-heads between bays. Pilasters carry
continuous entablature with moulded brick cornices. Coped
parapet with high walls ramped up to piers rising from the
first-floor pilasters, the parapet walls with a single large
round-headed keyed arched opening to each bay containing an
ornate ironwork grille with a scrollwork fan design. Some
parapet piers serve as chimney stacks.
West elevation: 6 narrower bays with 2-light and single-light
windows; segmental-headed entrance in 5th bay with steps to
door beneath tall narrow overlight. 6th bay has foundation
stone in architrave with inscription dated 15th December 1910,
recording architect, builder etc. Parapet on this side has 3
keyed arched openings with iron grilles, flanked by single
similar blind panels.
South elevation: stair turret to left and 3 bays to right with
similar details to other fronts. East stair turret has single
first-floor windows and a top stage with a keyed round-arched
grilled opening to the east side, a single keyed oculus to
each return, and a plain coped parapet. Rooftop playground has
an open shelter on the south side beneath a pitched roof
flanked by short hipped sections.

INTERIOR: altered in late C20, with suspended ceilings, but
still retaining original features such as pointed arched
openings with keystones initialled "SS", glazed brick walling,
doors in architraves. Inscribed plaque inside west entrance
recording opening of school on 11 January 1912 by Lady
Doughty.
A very good example of an Edwardian school, its architecture
manifesting a particularly successful adaptation of the plan
form, with its roof-top playground
(Ambler RW: Great Grimsby Fishing Heritage: a brief for a
trail: Grimsby Borough Council: 1990-: 41-2).

Listing NGR: TA2797410330

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