Building Name

Ragged Schools, George Street, Spring Street, Bury

George Street
GMCA, England
New Build

BURY RAGGED SCHOOL CORNER STONE. On Saturday (11 September 1868) the corner stone of new school was laid by James Barlow, mayor of Bolton, the site of the school being on the south side of George Street, Bury. The new building will be of a plain but substantial character. It will comprise a school 42 feet by 27 feet, with two vestries at the back 13 feet 6 inches by 11 feet. At one end will be gallery, which will accommodate about 80 persons. The inside walls up to the height of 5 feet will be lined with a buff-glazed brick dado, surrounded with a coloured and ornamental brick string. At each side of the entrance lavatories for the children will be provided. The whole the place will be heated with hot water, and considerable care has been exercised to make the ventilation as perfect as possible. The front, which will be in George street, is to be of stock brick, with stone dressings and white brick bands; the window and door arches will be of moulded, fringed, and dog-tooth bricks. The entire works have been contracted for by Mr James Hill of Tenterden Street, for the sum of £601 10s. The designs have been prepared and the works are being superintended by Messrs Maxwell and Tuke, architects of this town.  [Bury Times 18 September 1869 page 6]

Reference           Bury Times 18 September 1869 page 6