Building record MYO1529 - FORMER JUNIOR SCHOOL BUILDING AT ACOMB COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND ATTACHED RAILING

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Grid reference SE 5752 5135 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Former Junior School, now part of Primary School. 1894, and C20 additions. Designed by Walter Brierley of Demaine and Brierley of York. Red brick with ashlar dressings and Westmorland slate roofs with raised ashlar coped gables. 2 ridge, 2 rear wall and 2 corner stacks. PLAN: U-plan. EXTERIOR: single storey. Moulded brick eaves cornice. North, Front Street, elevation has projecting central block topped by a square leaded tower with a clock to each face and an octagonal domed cupola supported on 8 wooden columns with weathervane finial. Two pairs of tall, 32 pane, glazing bar casements with flat brick heads and keystones rise through the eaves into 2 tall gables. Left and right returns each have a single tall, 48 pane, glazing bar casement with similar heads. Side wings, set back at either side, each have crow-stepped gables to both north and south. Each front has 3 graduated windows, the central taller ones 24 pane glazing bar casements with keyed segmental arch heads, the flanking windows 12 pane glazing bar casements with flat heads. The outer front of both wings to east and west each has a central pair of tall, 32 pane glazing bar casements with flat brick heads, each window rising through the eaves into paired curved gables. Rear, playground elevation, has a recessed centre with a 1-storey lean to extension. Above, between the pair of rear wall stacks, an 8-light continuous dormer window. Central late C20 projecting flat roof addition: in the corners single projecting porches with segment-headed doorways. INTERIOR: original glazed dividing screens between the classrooms, original doors, and cupboards plus 2 original tiled fireplaces. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: outside, attached low brick wall with chamfered ashlar coping with tall railings and gates along Front Street.
Listing NGR: SE5752851359

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

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Dec 13 2018 12:43PM

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