St. Joseph's Voluntary School, Commercial Street, Huddersfield

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  • location: Commercial Street (now University Road), Huddersfield
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: school

Built 1893-94 by masons Williams Radcliffe & Co. to designs by architect Edward Simpson of Bradford at a reported cost of around £2,300. One part of the school formed "a large and spacious chapel, capable of containing 400 people" and was "connected with the schools by large folding doors".[1] The chapel was dedicated on 14 January 1894 by his Lordship the Bishop of Leeds, the Right Rev Dr. Gordon.[2]

Alterations were carried out in 1927:[3]

Extensive alterations are being made in connection with St. Joseph's Roman Catholic schools, Commercial Street, Huddersfield, extra accommodation for 480 scholars being provided at a cost of £6,600. An overhead playground is to be provided. The work is to be completed by the end of October. Meantime a number of scholars are accommodated in the Drill Hall which adjoins the schools.

The 1960 O.S. map shows an annex building nearby (now demolished).

By the mid-1960s, the building had become part of the Ramsden Technical College.


Notes and References

  1. "The New Catholic Schools in Huddersfield" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (08/Jan/1894).
  2. "Dedication of the New Catholic School Chapel in Huddersfield" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (15/Jan/1894).
  3. "Huddersfield: School Extensions" in Leeds Mercury (28/Apr/1927).