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Latitude: 53.5754 / 53°34'31"N
Longitude: -2.4185 / 2°25'6"W
OS Eastings: 372384
OS Northings: 408834
OS Grid: SD723088
Mapcode National: GBR CWK3.61
Mapcode Global: WH97V.TDHD
Entry Name: Former School of Art and Design and Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 9 June 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388072
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476070
Location: Bolton, BL2
Electoral Ward/Division: Tonge with the Haulgh
Built-Up Area: Bolton
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Lever Bridge St Stephen and All Martyrs
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD70NW HILDEN STREET
797-1/4/125 (East side)
09/06/97 Former School of Art and Design and
School of Art and Design, originally built as Pupil Teachers'
Centre, and now part of Bolton Metropolitan College. 1901;
Bradshaw and Gass, architects. Brick and terracotta with slate
EXTERIOR AND PLAN: 2 storeys over basement; symmetrically
planned with 2 parallel ranges, the rear range longer than the
front, with entrances in projecting porches, and stair towers
in angle formed to each side. Flat roofed porches arcaded with
segmentally arched doors and windows, and stair towers
terminating in bell-cast roofs carried on short pilasters over
arcaded upper storey.
Main range facing to street is symmetrically designed, with
2-window full-height central canted bay, the lower mullioned
and transomed windows divided by a further canted projection
with domed roof. Large studio windows to upper storey.
Mullioned and transomed windows continuous across outer bays
in lower storey, and tripartite windows above, with wide
central segmentally arched light beneath gable.
Rear also symmetrical about a central full-height canted bay.
Central bay has paired transomed windows to ground floor, and
tripartite segmentally headed window above. Pilasters mark its
angles and continue to articulate the open-work terracotta
balustrade of the parapet.
Outer ranges have continuous bands of fenestration, divided by
pilasters into bays, 3-1-3-1, with segmental pediment with
lunette over inner 3-window range, and domed bow with 2 tiers
of window to ground floor in outer ranges.
INTERIOR: not inspected
SUBSIDARY FEATURES: the building is enclosed to the front by a
wall, brick with terracotta dressings. A low plinth wall with
concave moulded terracotta copings is divided by taller piers
with terracotta ball finials to copings, and paired terracotta
gate-piers to either side.
Listing NGR: SD7238408834