Building Name

Infants’ School Coldhurst Oldham

Stansfield Street
Coldhurst, Oldhan
GMCA, England
Holy Trinity Church
New build
Whitworth Whitaker of Oldham

Reference           Building News 27 May 1881 page 624

OLDHAM -The foundation stone of a new infants' school was laid at the junction of Stansfield Street and Ernest Street, Coldhurst, Oldham (in connection with the Holy Trinity Church, Coldhurst). The schools are of Gothic architecture, and are to be built of red bricks with stone dressings, the roof to be open timbered and covered with blue slates. The inside walls will be of pressed bricks with a dado of white glazed bricks surmounted with an ornamental glazed string course, and will contain the following rooms: Large schoolroom 60 feet. by 24 feet.; two classrooms 20 feet. by 20 feet; cloak room and lavatory 18 feet. by 11 feet 9 inches; main entrance 18 feet by 6 feet, leading directly into each classroom and large schoolroom. The whole of the building will be heated with hot water; and the cost will be about £1,400. The school is being built from the designs and under the superintendence of Mr Alexander Banks, architect, Oldham. Mr Whitworth Whitaker, of Oldham, is the contractor.   [Building News 27 May 1881 p624]