SE6051SE FISHERGATE 1112-1/22/328 (East side) Fishergate County Primary School
Primary school. 1893-95. By WH Brierley. For the York School Board. MATERIALS: orange-brown brick in English bond on chamfered brick plinth; windows in quoined surrounds of orange brick with orange brick arches; with dressings of orange and moulded brick. Slate roofs, hipped at front, surmounted by square louvred cupolas with lead sprocketed roofs and tapering finials; tall brick stack to hall range. Ornate cast-iron tie rod ends. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 9-window centre range between 3-window crosswings: crosswings are quoined on ground floor and break forward. First floor articulated by thin pilasters on high pedestals the coping of which forms a moulded sillstring beneath first floor windows: pilasters support frieze and cornice of moulded brick. Main doors are of raised shaped panels and are deeply recessed beneath round arch with lion keyblock on rusticated Ionic responds enriched with swags; dentilled pediment is broken by segment-headed date panel containing the Royal Arms and dated 1894. Doorcase flanked by narrow unequal 10-pane sash windows with keyed segmental arches. All other windows are 18-pane sashes with cambered heads and flat arches of rubbed brick. All are framed in orange brick quoins; those on ground floor have moulded sillstring. Behind front range rises taller 6-bay hall range with dormer windows with triangular or segmental pediments. Returns have shaped gables with tall multi-light windows in segment-arched heads. Rear: 2 storeys, 16 bays, first floor articulated as the front without crosswings. Ground floor has 1-storey extruded block: otherwise openings are mostly flat or segmental arches screened with small pane glazing. Left return: 11 unequal bays with irregular ground floor fenestration. At left end is altered segment-arched recess blocked with 4-pane casement windows. Centre bays have four windows of paired narrow 12-pane sashes and bay further right has standard 12-pane sash. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes with moulded sillstring. All windows have flat brick arches. INTERIOR: not inspected.
Listing NGR: SE6076551030
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