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Name:Croft Infant School, Marshall Street, Alfreton
HER No.:16218
Type of Record:Building
Designation:Listed Building (II) 79065: CROFT INFANT SCHOOL, MARSHALL STREET


Early 20th century grade II listed school designed by George Henry Widdows.

Grid Reference:SK 411 554

Monument Types

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events: None recorded

Full Description

Alfreton: Croft Infants School, Marshall Street. 1906/8. Central Hall, four wings at corners. Near identical plan to The Glebe, South Normanton, except for double main entrances. (1)

Croft Infants School has been grade Iilisted due to it being a notable example of the work of George Widdows, who is nationally acknowledged as a leading designer of schools in the early 20th century and an exponent of advanced ideas on school planning and hygiene. This school is an early example of a Widdows' design for an Elementary School in which the original plan form remains clearly legible. It was built in 1908 from red brick, with pebble-dashing, stone , brick and tile dressings and steeply pitched red plain tile roofs with tall brick vent chimney stacks. It is X-shaped in plan with four 4 bays classrooms at 45 degree angles to the central 3 bay hall. The building is single storied with attics. For full description see listing description. (2)

<1> Morrison, A B, 2004, Surviving Widdows Buildings in Derbyshire, p 1 (Unpublished document). SDR19992.

<2> DOE / DCMS, Listed Building Record, List entry number 1158507 (Listed Building File). SDR19551.

Sources and Further Reading

[1]SDR19992 - Unpublished document: Morrison, A B. 2004. Surviving Widdows Buildings in Derbyshire. p 1.
[2]SDR19551 - Listed Building File: DOE / DCMS. Listed Building Record. List entry number 1158507.