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Former Eagley Bridge School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromley Cross, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.6147 / 53°36'52"N

Longitude: -2.427 / 2°25'37"W

OS Eastings: 371850

OS Northings: 413214

OS Grid: SD718132

Mapcode National: GBR CVHM.CY

Mapcode Global: WH97N.PDHQ

Plus Code: 9C5VJH7F+V6

Entry Name: Former Eagley Bridge School

Listing Date: 20 June 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476258

Location: Bolton, BL7

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bromley Cross

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Walmsley Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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797-1/2/250 (North West side)
20/06/97 "The School House" (Former
Eagley Bridge School)


School. 1851, extended 1872, with further C20 alterations and
additions. By Whittaker and Woodhouse, architects of Bolton,
for Messrs Chadwick Bros of Eagley Mills. Coursed squared
Darwen sandstone with ashlar dressings, coped gables and a
Welsh slated roof. Gothic Revival style.
PLAN: original building of linear plan form, with 1972
extensions comprised of advanced wings with a linking
EXTERIOR: front elevation has advanced steeply pitched gables
to right and left, with recessed crosswing, and gabled porches
to each angle between crosswing and gables. Tall, stepped
3-light mullioned windows beneath hoodmoulds to gables.
Crosswing with two 2-light windows. Gables to 1851 building
with wide 5-light mullion and transom windows within pointed
arched openings.
INTERIOR: altered in C20, but designed with arch-braced tie
and collar beam trusses rising from corbels below wall plate
level, and with braced queen posts. The central parts of the
tie beams are of circular section, and the resultant effect is
reminiscent of hammer beam construction.
HISTORY: the school was built to replace an earlier cottage
school of 1791, amd its development and expansion mirrored
that of the nearby Eagley Mills spinning and finishing complex
which provided employment for the Eagley Bridge community.
Eagley Bridge School is a now rare example of educational
patronage and provision by a cotton manufacturing company
which remained in use into the late C20.

Listing NGR: SD7185013214

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