This photograph, © Frank Bennett, first appeared on the Images of England site and is republished here with permission.
Date Photographed: 21st August 2000.
The official description is
SJ 99 NE LONGDENDALE WAR HILL 4/89 The Old School 27.11.75 G.V. II School. 1858 on datestone. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and graduated stone slate roof. T-shaped with one storey plus basement. Jacobean style. Projecting plinth, stone quoins and coped gables. Windows in each face are of 2, 4 and 6 lights with chamfered stone mullions, hoodmoulds and in the 2 principal windows transoms. The door has a chamfered surround and tudor-arched head. The door to the basement is re-used and in considerably older. Ridge chimney stack. A cusped panel in the gable reads "Scholam Grammatican, A.S. MDCXX Benivolentian Roberti Garsett Armig et Ricardi Willbraham Equit Fundatam. Metustate et Incuria Dilapsam Instaurarit Reposuit Restituit Geogius Woodhead Armig A.S. MDCCCLVIII". Included for group value.See my own photograph on Hyde Daily Photo.