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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.


List entry Number: 1135357



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


District: Kirklees

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Kirkburton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-May-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 341149

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SE 10 NE FIRTH STREET Shepley 8/33 Shepley First School


Former Board School. Dated 1896. Pitch-faced stone with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Free Northern Renaissance style. Two- storey central hall surrounded by single storey classrooms, three of which run across the front and have the main entrances between. Central gabled part with large elliptical arched window with slender Ionic colonnettes as mullions, and one transom, surmounted by steep pediment with elaborate carving in tympanum, flanked and surmounted by urns. Classroom to each side forms separate pavilion with pyramidal roof and small clerestory window surmounted by gablet. Between the classrooms are the girls' and boys' entrances with bulbous engaged Ionic columns and tall swan-necked and enriched pediments.

The clerestory of the hall rises behind as a wide gable flanked by octagonal buttresses which terminate in richly carved cartouches and domical cap. The detail resembles the central gable at the front, but with swagged frieze and inscription at apex "1896 BOARD SCHOOLS", topped by small, flat shell-head.

A particularly elaborate example of its type.

Listing NGR: SE1942609650

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National Grid Reference: SE 19426 09650


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