Building record MYO869 - SCARCROFT COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Summary

Board school, now County Primary School. Built in 1896 by WH Brierley. Exterior: north-east front to Nunthorpe Road: central gabled hall range of 2 high storeys and attic, 3 bays articulated by full height gabled pilasters; flanked by square towers, onesurmounted by cupola, the other by louvred stack with tapering brick pot: gabled lower crosswings of 3 storeys and attics project forward on each side.

Location

Grid reference SE 5981 5111 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Board school, now County Primary School. 1896. By WH Brierley. MATERIALS: orange-brown brick in English bond on chamfered brick plinth, with orange brick dressings: slate roofs with stone copings and brick stacks generally, except for one of stone surmounting tall brick tower. Three other towers and centre ridge clock tower surmounted by octagonal louvred cupolas of wood, with lead ogee roofs and finials. Tall centre range has two half-hipped dormers with sprocketed roofs and tapering finials on both sides. Ornate cast-iron tie rod ends and integral cast-iron and lead rainwater goods. All windows except where indicated otherwise have chamfered brick quoined surrounds with hollow chamfered flat arches of gauged brick. EXTERIOR: north-east front to Nunthorpe Road: central gabled hall range of 2 high storeys and attic, 3 bays articulated by full height gabled pilasters; flanked by square towers, one surmounted by cupola, the other by louvred stack with tapering brick pot: gabled lower crosswings of 3 storeys and attics project forward on each side. Central bays have 3-light windows between 2-light small-pane windows on both floors, recessed in 2-storey multiple order pointed arches of hollow chamfered gauged brick: ground floor windows are transomed, upper floor windows double transomed with 2-centred heads. In gable apex is fire escape door beneath cambered lintel. Towers have single 3-pane lights. Both wings have 2-storey canted bay windows with half-hexagonal bracketed sprocketed roofs to gable ends: windows are 1x and 2x6-pane lights with stone lintels; in gable apex 2x6-pane window is recessed beneath semicircular arch of rubbed brick. Left crosswing has 3-storey projection with half-hipped bracketed sprocketed roof and three wide openings below eaves level. Inner return of each wing has shallow pent-roofed porch with moulded bracketed cornice and board double doors. Windows, regularly disposed, are of 2x and 3x6-pane lights. South-west front: repeats north-east front, without 3-storey projection and stone stack. Windows to gabled centre are all of 3 lights, detailed as above. South-east and north-west fronts: 9-bay centre range of 2 high storeys between 2-storey 3-window cross gables: flanked at each end by outer returns of lower 3-storey wings. Wings each have steps up to glazed and panelled double doors recessed beneath 2-centred multiple order arches of moulded brick:
windows are paired 6-pane casements, in two tiers above doors. In centre range, windows are 18-pane segment-headed sashes with moulded stone sills, those on upper floor set beneath arcade of segmental arches on pilasters rising from first floor band. In cross gables, similar windows are separated by 2-storey gabled pilasters and grouped beneath single semicircular multiple order arch of moulded brick. Ground floor windows have segmental heads, those on upper floor square heads and round arches of gauged brick. INTERIOR: not fully inspected but appears little altered, retaining some original fixtures and fittings. (Nuttgens P: Brierley in Yorkshire: York: 1984-: 18-20).
Listing NGR: SE5981651116

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR information:

(SE 59825112) Scarcroft Primary School (NAT) (1)

1. 5343 SCARCROFT ROAD Main building at Scarcroft Road School SE 5951 SE 20/402 1.7.68 Grade II*

2. 1896. Architect, W H Brierley. H-shaped on plan with the central stroke comprising 3 parallel ranges, the centre one with a steeply-pitched roof surmounted by a clock tower with lantern, cupola and spirelet. Red brick; 2 storeys plus attic with higher central portion which has 3 windows with shallow pointed arched heads, buttresses, and a stair tower at either side each surmounted by an octagonal lantern with cupola and finial; gabled projectign wings each with a range of 15 windows on the return sides. (2)


1 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION OS 1:2500 1962.
2 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest DOE (HHR) City of York, N.Yorks, June 1983, 305-306

NMR related event 1995 RCHME Architectural survey
Related object BF086945 SCARCROFT ROAD SCHOOL, YORK


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

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Nov 21 2019 8:30AM

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