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Listed Building: LONG EATON UPPER SCHOOL (1281310)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 1194, 4, 40
Date assigned Friday, May 2, 1986
Date last amended


School. 1911 by G H Widdows (Derbyshire County Council architect). Red brick on ashlar plinth with stone and gauged brick dressing. Slate roof with bell canted overhanging eaves, moulded stone copings to gables on plain kneelers and vented brick ridge stacks, also octagonal timber cupola on leaded base with colonnaded sides and domed copper roof to ridge of central wing. Two storeys, with complex plan which has a four bay central range with short wings at 45 degrees to south and longer ranges at 45 degrees to north. Central hall has four, almost full height, 3-light, double transomed windows with double chamfered segment heads plus double keystones and stained glass to top panes. It also has continuous flush stone bands at sill and lintel levels of windows and stone parapet over with canted stone piers between recessed panels. To east of the windows there is an inserted c1970 doorcase with glazed doors. Short wings to either side have central 3-light, transomed casement windows below flat gauged brick arches with stone keyblocks, flanked by similar single light windows and similar arrangement of windows above. The gable ends of these wings have three single light similar windows to ground floor and a large 5-light segment headed window above with deep stone band over, and a blind recess below. In the angles between the long and the short angled ranges there are single bays which cut across. Both these have semi-circular stone steps up to a deep stone segment headed doorcase with a curved bracketed cornice over and long curving keystone stretching from the door lintel to over the cornice. Above both have an area of brickwork with two lozenges in lighter brick and above again a stone, canted mullion and transomed bay window with stone turrets to either side, each with narrow slit windows near the base. Above the eaves between the two turrets there are canted stone parapets. Attached to north are the long ranges which have advanced gabled bays to each end. These each have a 3-light double transomed casement window below flat arch with stone keyblock to centre flanked by similar single light windows on the ground floor, and similar windows above with a blind semi-circular gauged brick arch above the central window, also two flush stone bands in the gable. Between the doorcase and the gabled end bay there are two similar 3-light windows flanked by similar 2-light windows nearest the gabled bay and another 3-light window with single light window nearest the doorcase. Above there are similar windows in same arrangement. Widdows was an exponent of advanced ideas on school planning and ventilation. Listing NGR: SK4888533370

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Grid reference SK 48982 33350 (point)
Map sheet SK43SE

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Jun 5 2007 6:07PM

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