Burnley College Adult Education Centre, Daneshouse with Stoneyholme, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 (Grade II)

Burnley College Adult Education Centre is a grade two (II) listed building in Daneshouse with Stoneyholme, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11. It was first listed in 1977.

About Burnley College Adult Education Centre

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SD8433SW BANK PARADE 906-1/10/10 (East side) 29/09/77 Burnley College Adult Education Centre (Formerly Listed as: BANK PARADE (East side) Old Grammar School)



Grammar school, now adult education centre. 1873-4. By William Waddington (dated 1873 over doorway); enlarged 1901 and 1934. Sandstone ashlar, steeply-pitched slate roof with fishscale bands and red cockscomb ridge tiles. PLAN: essentially a hall-and-crosswing plan, with the main hall-range on a north-south axis, the crosswing at the north end, a stair-turret coupled with a porch in the angle between these, and a smaller wing parallel to the north side of the other. Gothic style. EXTERIOR: mostly 2 storeys, plus a short tower, in a strongly asymmetrical composition focused on a projected 2-storey 5-sided stair-turret which has a short 2-stage octagonal tower above and behind it, with the gable of the wing to the left and a gabled 2-storey porch to the right. A chamfered plinth, moulded sillbands and various stepped and interrupted drip-bands to most parts. The porch, which has a short angle-buttress to the right terminating in a gablet, has a 2-centred arched doorway in a chamfered and moulded square-headed surround, double board doors with ornamental strap hinges, carved spandrels, an elaborately carved plaque with banners lettered “GRAMMAR / SCHOOL / 1873”, and a hood-mould stepped over this with an elongated return on the right terminating in a figured stop caricaturing a schoolmaster; and a narrow triangular oriel at 1st floor. The projected 5-sided stair-turret to the left has small lancets at ground floor, and a deep offset to the set-back upper floor which has narrow transomed windows with arched lights below and quatrefoils above, that to the front set in a raised gableted surround with a finial in the form of a fantastic beast. The tower behind likewise has a set-back upper stage, octagonal with cross-windows in the cardinal sides, a machicolated parapet with gablets, and a pyramidal roof with a weather vane finial. The principal feature of the gable of the wing to the left is an oriel window which has an elaborately carved and moulded base, 2-centred arched lights with



blank-shield aprons, and a brattished parapet with a central gablet which has a finial in the form of a fantastic beast. The hall range to the right has mullion-and-transom windows on both floors, those at 1st floor with 4-centred arched lights. The lower extension at the north end has (inter alia) a wide 2-window gable and a splayed porch continued to the left, with a hipped roof. The rear is in simpler style, with mullion-and-transom windows, a gabled 2-storey turret, and various later extensions. INTERIOR: main school halls at 1st floor of main range and wing, with arch-braced roofs; large room at ground floor of main range with Gothic-panelled wooden partition.


Where is Burnley College Adult Education Centre?

Burnley College Adult Education Centre is located on Bank Parade, in Daneshouse with Stoneyholme, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11.


Key Facts

Grid ReferenceSD 84231 33032
Easting, Northing384231, 433032.36084
Latitude, Longitude53.79336, -2.240856
Grade listingII (two)
English Heritage List Entry Number1022616
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