Building Name

National School, Radcliffe

Radcliffe, Bury
GMCA, England
New Build

RADCLIFFE - New National schools have been completed and opened at Radcliffe. The architects were Messrs Maxwell & Tuke, of Bury. The schools are planned in the form of the letter T, the top portion being the girls’ school, * by 30 ft., and the stem the boys’, 50 ft. by * feet. The division between the two schools is made partly with folding doors and partly with revolving wooden shutters, so arranged that in the event of a meeting the whole can be made into one. The platform is placed at the top of the T opposite to the stem. There are two entrances, one for girls and one for boys, with a classroom by each entrance, together with lavatories and cloak-rooms. The building is of brickwork, with stone dressings. The woodwork inside is pitch-pine, varnished. The style is Gothic. The contracts have been undertaken by separate tradesmen: the stonework by Messrs Openshaw & Buckley; brickwork, Messrs Stevenson & Holt; woodwork, John Allen; slating, Mr. John Smith; *hing, Mr. Wm. Brierley; plastering and painting, Mr. Joseph Brooks, all of Radcliffe; heating apparatus, Mr. Joseph Downham, of Bury. The total cost will be about £2,400. [Builder 3 December 1877 page 1209]