HIGH STORRS SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1255132
Date first listed:
26-Sep-1989
Statutory Address:
HIGH STORRS SCHOOL, HIGH STORRS ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
HIGH STORRS SCHOOL, HIGH STORRS ROAD

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

District:
Sheffield (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 31876 84629

Details

SHEFFIELD

SK38SW HIGH STORRS ROAD 784-1/9/424 (West side) 26/09/89 High Storrs School

GV II

Boys and girls grammar school, now comprehensive school. 1933. By WG Davies and JL Womersley, Sheffield City Architects. Brick with concrete dressings and renewed pantile roofs. Metal framed windows. Stripped Classical style. Double courtyard plan with assembly hall between. Formerly the boys and girls were divided, with separate classrooms arranged round each courtyard. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 25 bay west front has projecting central 5 bay block faced in concrete with a parapet, and topped by a square headed lantern with an octagonal clock face. Slightly projecting centre bay has a pair of glazed doors with overlight and a balcony. Below, a projecting porch with moulded surround, coat of arms and glazed double doors with overlight. Either side, triple bays divided by 2 giant composite pilasters. Beyond, on either side, projecting triple window pavilions divided by giant composite pilasters. Either side, 10 bay wings with brick pilasters and 3 windows to each floor in each bay. Between the floors, moulded concrete panels. The concrete faced penultimate bay at each end projects slightly. The upper windows are divided by Doric pilasters and the lower windows have moulded concrete surrounds. Set at right angles at either end are single storey gyms, each with a 3 bay portico and 3 bay side facades. The eastern entrance front is similar to the west front with a central 2 storey entrance flanked by octagonal metal lamps and the 2 minor entrances flanked by similar lamps. INTERIOR has many original Art Deco style features including glazed doors and staircases with metal balustrades. Most classrooms have fitted glazed cupboards and fitted blackboards with shelving. The music room has high fitted panelled cupboards. The Allibone library and Assembly hall has a stage with moulded proscenium arch, side walls with giant pilasters, coffered ceiling and 6 fine metal octagonal lanterns. The staff and sixth form common rooms have pilasters decorated in Art Deco style.

Listing NGR: SK3187684629

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
458673
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: 12 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/03389/19
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