ACADEMY HALL - Gainford - List Entry

  • Description

    "School, now theatre with flats above. Mid-late c19 with alterations. Coursed squared sandstone with alternating quoins and window dressings. Blue slate roof. 2h storeys, 4 bays, the outer bays canted back to give a half-octagonal front....Gainford Academy flourished from 1818 to 1899, and the present building may contain 1819 material. Stan Laurel the film comedian was a pupil here towards the end of this period. School was later converted to a theatre with flats above..."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 6 months ago
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