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IoE Number: 213906
Photographer: Mr Ronald May
Date Photographed: 24 August 2006
Date listed: 14 March 1975
Date of last amendment: 14 March 1975
Grade II*

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SJ 38 NECHURCH ROADL157/281BluecoatSchool

SJ 38 NE CHURCH ROAD L15 7/281 Bluecoat School 14.3.75 G.V. II* School. 1903-6. Briggs, Wolstenholme and Thornely. Tower added 1915. Red brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Main range parallel to street, with other ranges behind. One- storey, 9-bay centre, and recessed and lower 7-bay wings. Entablature and brick parapet. End bays emphasised by quoin strips and segmental open pediments. Round-headed windows have eared architraves and keys with cherubs, and are sashed with glazing bars. End bay windows have triple keys with flanking swags and shields with cherub crests over, flanking wings are similar, central bay of each projects with rounded angles and hipped roof. Windows have tripartite casements with leaded glazing. Central entrance has aedicule with paired Ionic columns and open pediment framing coved recess with channelled rustication, archivolt and cartouche key. Entrance has eared architrave with key, frieze and cornice; arms of Liverpool above. Tower has quoin strips and 4-face clock. Parapet with balustrading to 4 Tuscan aedicules. Swept stone finial and bronze urn. Interior not inspected. Pe sner: "One of the most spectacular half-dozen (buildings) of its date in Lancashire".

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