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Listed Building: HIGHFIELD INFANTS SCHOOL (1087936)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 1194, 4, 49
Date assigned Friday, May 2, 1986
Date last amended


School. 1911 by G H Widdows (Derbyshire County Council architect). Brown brick, pebbledashed over sill height, with stone and tile dressings. Steeply pitched plain tile roofs with wide overhanging eaves and vented brick ridge and side wall stacks. All gables are about 3 feet narrower than the walls below and have tiled dentilled eaves. Single storey, with attics in parts. Three ranges with transverse passages between them. East front has a central gabled bay with attics, flanked by large brick external stacks and lower wings to sides. Central segment headed arch has stone impost blocks and double keystone with radiating tiles between. Behind is a plain plank door and to either side there are 2-light casements. Beyond to either side there are two 3-light small pane casements with low transomes. Above, in the centre bay, is another 3-light window which has a blind semi-circular recess over with stone keyblock. To either side it has lower single casement windows, and large hopper heads. To the top of the gable there are three small louvred vents. West elevation is similar. Three gable ends to north and south elevations, each have a central blind segment headed recess with stone keyblock and three casement windows within. To either side of the gable the flanking pieces have three vertical stone bands. Between the gable bays, the transverse corridors each have three pairs of double, glazed doors behind an open arcade of plain wooden posts with curved braces to top. Above there are three roof dormers each with a 3-light casement window. All fenestration small pane casements. Built as part of a group with Highfield Junior School. Widdows was an exponent of advanced ideas on school planning and ventilation. Listing NGR: SK4828134740

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Grid reference SK 48281 34740 (point)
Map sheet SK43SE

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Jun 5 2007 6:09PM

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