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Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
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SD31NW LANCASTER ROAD, Birkdale 664-1/1/8 (West side (off)) No.40


School. 1901, by Edward Shelbourn, with alterations and extensions in 1908 by the same architect. Red brick with red tiled roofs, wooden bargeboarding painted white. Simplified Queen Anne style. Long range on east-west axis, facing south, with short cross wings at both ends. EXTERIOR: two-and-a-half storeys plus a short tower; 10 bays. In front of the third bay is a projected single-storey flat-roofed porch which has a round-headed doorway with double-chamfered stone surround, a rectangular window to the left and an embattled parapet. Behind is a 2-window integral tower-bay which has vertically-offset pairs of stair windows on 2 levels, and a square top stage with 3 round-headed windows, a clock face and an embattled parapet. To the left is a 2-and-a-half-storey, 2-window gabled wing distinguished principally by a corbelled oriel in the centre of the first floor, and left of that a short 2-storey single-window extension with embattled parapet. To the right of the tower the bays of the main range are single-windowed and 2-windowed in sequence 1:2:1:2:1:2:2; the second to the right has a large gabled attic oriel on brackets, with 3-light sashed glazing and oversailing gable verges with decorative strut-work in the apex; the 2-window bays have 2-light attic windows under similar gables; the single-window bays have single-light attic windows under half-hipped roofs; the eighth bay has a 2-storey canted bay window; these and most other windows are tall and segmental-headed, and most have 2/2 sashes. The gabled wing to the right (breaking forwards only slightly) has an oriel like that of the left wing. 2 panelled chimney stacks on the front slope. INTERIOR: not inspected. A simple and effective design carried by the decorative use of gables.

Listing NGR: SD3192915561


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

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Date: 26 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/11217/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Geoffrey Court. Source Historic England Archive
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