Basic Site Details

Name: Ashton and Lea County Primary School
Town, district or village: Preston
City or county: Lancashire
Country: England
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Notes: One Form entry Junior and Infants School. This school is for 320 boys and girls. The site is level, 6.72 acres in extent in a recently developed neighbourhood on the outskirts of Preston. A sun-trap play space is a feature of the infants unit and all classrooms have additional lighting from roof lay-lights, diffused into the rooms by special louvres in the ceilings. Construction is light steel framing with external brick facings, the roof being pitched and sheathed in copper [Builder 17 December 1948 p703]

Revised regulations under the 1944 Education Act for day-lighting, accommodation and equipment caused radical changes in school design

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) John Burnet, Tait & LorneArchitectural practice 1948 Builder gives practice as Sir John Burnet, Tait & Partners, 10 Bedford Square London WC1
Item 2 of 2G Noel HillArchitect 1948 Lancashire County Architect


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Lancashire County Council 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder8 October 1948  p429
Item 2 of 2Builder17 December 1948  pp702-703 (Lancashire Schools) p705 plan and illustration