Aireborough Historical Society

1882 South View School



Title
South View School
Date 1882
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
Y488 & Y489
Comment

Letter proposing the appointment of Mr W J Morley as architect for the new school and his acceptance.

The existing school on Chapel Hill had been condemned by Government inspectors in 1881 so the drive to build a new school began.

Land was purchased from a Miss Ripley of Guiseley, four acres which cost £680.

As was customary a prize was awarded for the best plan, it was proposed to build separate departments for boys, girls and infants to house over a thousand pupils. 

   After much wrangling and disagreements the Local Board were finally ordered by the Government to expedite the building of the school, Mr Morley's plans were accepted, a loan of £6,000 secured for the building costs and work began and the school was opened in January 1886.  

 

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