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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FORMER QUEEN ELIZABETH OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND ADJOINING SCHOOLMASTER'S HOUSE

List entry Number: 1356228

Location

FORMER QUEEN ELIZABETH OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND ADJOINING SCHOOLMASTER'S HOUSE, BOARSHAW ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
RochdaleMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213444

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History

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Details

MIDDLETON BOARSHAW ROAD SD 80 NE (south-east side) Former Queen 2/4 Elizabeth Old Grammar School 15/3/57 and adjoining schoolmaster's House (formerly listed as Queen Elizabeth Old Grammar School) - II* Grammar school and schoolmaster's house. 1586 with house added between 1835 and 1839. Squared rubble and brick respectively with graduated stone slate roofs. The hall is open to the roof except for first floor chambers at each end which were domestic accommodation for the master and an usher. Each chamber has a small stair wing which projects at the rear. The 2-storey master's house adjoins at the rear of the right stair wing. Near-symmetrical elevation with central Tudor-arched door, a projecting plinth and stone quoins. The schoolroom is lit at front and rear by two 5- light double-chamfered stone mullion and transom windows and two 4-light mullion windows. The first floor chambers have smaller 3-light mullion windows. All retain leaded casements and a hoodmould continues round the entire building. Dressed stone gable chimney stacks with cornices. 4-light window to each floor of each gable. The stair wings project and are gabled, each having a Tudor-arched door. The master's house has 4 horizontally sliding sashes on 2 elevations and a door in the rear gable at first floor level. Interior: through purlins with wind braces supported on collar and tie-beam roof trusses. A later gallery links the two chambers. The building is an important early example of a building type for which there was little architectural precedent. R.S. Paul and W.J. Smith, A History of Middleton Grammar School 1412-1964, 1965.

Listing NGR: SD8741206354

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Smith, W J , A History of Middleton Grammar School 1412-1964, (1965)

National Grid Reference: SD 87412 06354

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