KINGS SCHOOL (ORIGINAL BLOCK)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206909
Date first listed:
17-Mar-1977
Statutory Address:
KINGS SCHOOL (ORIGINAL BLOCK), CUMBERLAND STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
KINGS SCHOOL (ORIGINAL BLOCK), CUMBERLAND STREET

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 91418 74014

Details

MACCLESFIELD

SJ97SW CUMBERLAND STREET 886-1/4/82 (North side) 17/03/77 King's School (original block)

GV II

School. 1854-6 with later extensions and alterations. Original architect F Bellhouse. Coursed and squared rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Main school buildings comprise central full-height hall with full-height class rooms as aisles to each side, the left-hand gabled range a later addition dated 1886. Entrance in gabled porch to right of main hall, which has 3-light mullioned and transomed tiered window. Dated and with coat of arms in gable apex. Similar tiered window of 4-lights in left hand gable, which has smaller gables in left hand return. Right-hand range comprises a series of gables running at right angles to the main range, also with tiered mullioned and transomed windows. Beyond the main range to the left and rear, the former headmaster's house is probably a somewhat later addition, though in a similar style. Apparently L-plan (the original arrangement somewhat obscured by later additions), with 2 parallel gables projecting to the left, and doorway in angle. Canted bay window in gable wall, and gabled porch (possibly the original principal entrance) in the adjoining rear range. INTERIOR: the main school buildings have been bisected with inserted gallery floors, but retain the original roof structure with tie beams and principal trusses carried on cambered wall posts sprung from stone corbels. Traceried timberwork above each tie beam.

Listing NGR: SJ9139973984

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
390983
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 29 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/99004/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Patricia Layhe. Source Historic England Archive
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