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IoE Number: 455811
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 09 July 2006
Date listed: 22 June 1995
Date of last amendment: 22 June 1995
Grade II

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SHEFFIELDSK38NWBOLE HILL ROAD784-1/5/87(South East side)

SHEFFIELD SK38NW BOLE HILL ROAD 784-1/5/87 (South East side) 22/06/95 Bole Hill Primary School and adjoining boundary wall and shelter GV II Primary school and adjoining boundary wall and shelter. 1896, with mid C20 alterations. By WJ Hale. For the Sheffield School Board. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped slate roofs topped with an elaborate octagonal wooden bell turret, 3 stages, with swept lead roof and finial. EXTERIOR: first floor band and sillband, coped gables of various forms. 2 storeys plus basement; 6 window range. Double depth plan. Main block has to right a cross-wing with stepped gable and finial. Large round-arched 4-light glazing bar window with keystone. Below, 3 glazing bar windows. To left, a 5 window range with the bays divided by buttresses, the central pair rising to the eaves and topped with gables and niches. Larger segment-headed central window flanked by 2 smaller windows. Above, 3 through-eaves dormers with coped gables and tall round-headed windows with transoms. On either side, single smaller windows. All these windows have glazing bars. Basement has 5 segment-headed arches. Left return has a hipped roof behind a flat topped gable. Elliptical arched 4-light window with voussoirs and hoodmould, and below, 3 glazing bar windows. Basement has a segmental arch. Beyond, to right, a set back entrance bay, 3 storeys, with a cross eaves dormer and below, a late C20 flat-roofed porch. To right, a single window on each floor. Hipped right return has mainly reglazed fenestration, with 4 first floor windows. Above, a through-eaves dormer with single plain sash and stepped gable with finial, flanked by single windows. Below, to right, a hexagonal single storey projection with swept coped parapet and 3 windows. To its left, 3 windows. Right return has an elliptical arched doorway with glazing bar fanlight, panelled double door, and transom inscribed "Infants". Above, a through-eaves dormer. To left, a single window on each floor. INTERIOR not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: at the rear, a stone boundary wall approx 3m high, with triangular stone coping. Adjoining open shelter has hipped slate roof and cast-iron posts. WJ Hale, 1862-1929, was a pupil of Innocent & Brown, architects of Sheffield's earliest board schools. He had his own practice in Sheffield from 1893, and designed a number of noteworthy schools and Nonconformist churches. (Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council; Who's Who in Architecture, 1914).

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