SJ9595 : Hyde Grammar School: Decorative ironwork

taken 5 years ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Hyde Grammar School: Decorative ironwork
Hyde Grammar School: Decorative ironwork
Decorative ironwork by the main entrance to the former Grammar School SJ9595 : Hyde Grammar School now Sixth Form College.
Hyde Grammar School/Clarendon Sixth Form College
The original Hyde Grammar School was founded in 1877 on the corner of Henry Street and Edna Street SJ9494 : Hyde Grammar School 1877. That building became a sheet-metal factory but was demolished in 2018.

The building in Clarendon Road cost 12,000 and was opened as the "New County School" on September 17th 1912, by Sir George Dixon, chairman of the County Council. Large extensions to the building were made and opened in 1929 and at that time the name was changed to the "Hyde Grammar School".

It was originally a mixed (boys and girls) school until the late 1950s. Astley Grammar School (all girls), in Dukinfield, had been built in the mid 1950s receiving its first intake, in about 1956, when the younger girls (11,12,13) from Hyde Grammar transferred to there, also. The older girls (14,15,16) at Hyde, remained there until about 1960 when the last girls (from the Sixth Form) had left.

It was then a boys only school until closing its doors to 11 year olds in 1979. When the last intake had progressed to the Sixth Form, it became Hyde Sixth Form College. It later merged with Ashton Sixth Form college to form Tameside College after which it was known as Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form College.

In 2015 the college closed and students moved to a new college in Ashton under Lyne.

In 2018 all the buildings were demolished to make way for an estate of 3 and 4 bedroom houses under the name Clarendon Woods.

Some old photos of the building can be seen on Old Hyde: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
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Educational sites 
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Grammar School 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9518 9549 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.3684N 2:4.4433W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9518 9549
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