Building Name

Wesleyan Methodist Day and Sunday School. Hyde

Hyde, Tameside
GMCA, England
S. Robinson, Hyde

HYDE - On Saturday week the foundation stones of the Victoria Jubilee Wesleyan Day and Sunday Schools were laid. On the ground floor are infant school, 48 feet by 31 feet 6in., with classroom adjoining, the latter 25 feet by 15 feet 6in., and containing gallery; lecture room, 22 feet by 16 feet; classroom, 25 feet by 15 feet 6in.; tea-preparing room, 16 feet by 8 feet 6in. boys' and girls' lavatories and latrines. On the first floor will be a spacious assembly hall, 65 feet by 31 feet 6in., with an open-timbered roof in pitch-pine, and on one side will be large classrooms for the young men and women, each measuring 25 feet by 15 feet 6in. The schools, which are in the Gothic style, will be faced with local bricks, relieved with sandstone dressings, and Ruabon terracotta, and slated with blue slates, capped with red ridge tile. The contract for the work has been let to Mr. S. Robinson, Hyde, the designs having been prepared by Mr. A. Banks. Oldham, who was the successful architect in a limited competition. [Building News 22 July 1887 page 152]

Reference    Manchester Guardian 12 March 1887 Page 10 – contracts
Reference    Building News 22 July 1887 page 152