Goole Grammar School

8 Sep 2001
Goole Grammar School, Boothferry Road, Goole, East Riding Of Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, DN14 5DE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


10/53 Goole Grammar School

GV II Grammar School. 1907-9 by Willinck and Thicknesse, architects, and Thornley and Furbur, surveyors of Liverpool, later internal alterations. Pale yellow-orange brick in Flemish bond with orange brick and ashlar dressings.

Westmorland slate roof to main hall block; stone slate and concrete tile roofs to remainder. Lead dome to cupola. Queen Anne style. T-shaped on plan: central double-pile range with central entrance flanked by classrooms, staffrooms, etc, assembly hall and kitchen wing to rear, and short linking wings to flanking pavilions contain further classrooms. 2 storeys, with 3- storey assembly hall section. South front: central range of 3:3:5:3:3 bays, with central pedimented 5-bay section and 3-bay end wings breaking forward; lower 2-storey recessed 3-bay ranges linking with flanking 6-bay pavilion wings. Orange brick plinth, raised quoins and 5-course first-floor band throughout. Projecting central entrance has ashlar surround with architrave beneath moulded cornice and blocking course carrying cartouche with carved relief of Goole arms, surmounted by a coronet, and supported by wreaths and festoons. Internal porch with moulded ceiling cornice, half-glazed panelled double doors with latticed glazing bars, beneath overlight with margin lights and latticed glazing bars. 18-pane sashes to side bays, those to central bays of end wings with margin lights. First floor: central.

tripartite sash with glazing bars, flanked by 18-pane sashes. Deep eaves, central pediment with round-arched panel to tympanum containing raised inscription: GOOLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL MCMIX

beneath keyed rubbed-brick arch. Roof hipped to wings, with terracotta urn finials with swags and flaming tops. 3-storey hall section to rear has hipped mansard roof with urn finials, and octagonal cupola with round-headed windows with glazing bars in architraves, beneath moulded cornice, blocking course and dome carrying weathervane with gilded ship. Pavilion wings each have wide 12-pane ground-floor sashes with margin lights, 4 tall central round-headed first-floor half-dormer windows with margin lights and radial glazing bars, flanked by single 12-pane sashes with margin lights; deep eaves, hipped roofs with urn finials. Recessed sections between main range and pavilions have 12-pane ground-floor sashes and unequal 9-pane first- floor sashes. All windows have flush wooden architraves and shaped stone sills beneath rubbed-brick flat arches. Tall roof and ridge stacks with moulded brick cornices and flat stone deflectors on top. Left return, of 17 bays, and right return, of it bays, have projecting enclosed entrance porches each with cyma moulded brick architrave, cornice and blocking course, inner half-glazed panelled double doors with margin lights over fielded panels, beneath overlight with latticed glazing bars; ground-floor 12-pane sashes and alternating first-floor 12-pane sashes and tall round- headed half-dormer sashes similar to those on south front. Rear of 3-storey section has large windows to second-floor art room: a central unequal sash with glazing bars, flanked by 3-light plate-glass sashes with margin lights, each breaking the eaves line, beneath individual moulded cornices with blocking courses. Projecting rear kitchen wing has 7-bay north front with altered ground floor, first-floor band, and alternate 12-pane sashes and round-headed first-floor windows similar to pavilion wing returns.

Interior. Entrance hall has square panelled columns and pilasters, moulded cornices. Original section of assembly hall has panelled ceiling with moulded cornices, plasterwork wreaths and painted coat of arms. Open-well staircases with ramped handrails and plain balusters. Double doors to corridors with latticed glazing bars, and classroom doors in panelled architraves. Later adjoining ranges are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SE7378224062


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1749 IOE Records taken by Janet Roworth; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Janet Roworth. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Roworth, Janet

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