BLUECOAT SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1280374
Date first listed:
14-Mar-1975
Statutory Address:
BLUECOAT SCHOOL, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BLUECOAT SCHOOL, CHURCH ROAD

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

District:
Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ3921188847

Details

SJ 38 NE CHURCH ROAD L15

7/281 Bluecoat School 14.3.75 G.V. II*

School. 1903-6. Briggs, Wolstenholme and Thornely. Tower added 1915. Red brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Main range parallel to street, with other ranges behind. One- storey, 9-bay centre, and recessed and lower 7-bay wings. Entablature and brick parapet. End bays emphasised by quoin strips and segmental open pediments. Round-headed windows have eared architraves and keys with cherubs, and are sashed with glazing bars. End bay windows have triple keys with flanking swags and shields with cherub crests over, flanking wings are similar, central bay of each projects with rounded angles and hipped roof. Windows have tripartite casements with leaded glazing. Central entrance has aedicule with paired Ionic columns and open pediment framing coved recess with channelled rustication, archivolt and cartouche key. Entrance has eared architrave with key, frieze and cornice; arms of Liverpool above. Tower has quoin strips and 4-face clock. Parapet with balustrading to 4 Tuscan aedicules. Swept stone finial and bronze urn. Interior not inspected. Pevsner: "One of the most spectacular half-dozen (buildings) of its date in Lancashire".

Listing NGR: SJ3921188847

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
213906
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)

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: 24 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15581/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ronald May. Source Historic England Archive
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