Shuttlewood schools complex

Part of the former Shuttlewoood schools complex on Clowne Road (B6418) near Bolsover – pictured in our first and second photographs – is to be demolished. This is the northern part of the site – the southern part is occupied by the present Brockley Primary and Nursery School, (our third photograph) which is not affected. This southern part (opened in 1927) is listed grade II – as a good example of the work of ground-breaking Derbyshire Education Committee architect GH Widows.

Shuttlewood Schools (northern part of the complex)

The northern part is not listed and not by Widdows – it originally dates from 1907 and was first used as an infant school. In 1933 (when it was extended) it became a senior school, but latterly it had not been used for teaching (since 2007). The 1927 southern building became a junior and infant school.

The northern building has been surveyed. Copies of this can be viewed on the Bolsover District Council’s planning portal, along with heritage assessments. https://publicaccess.bolsover.gov.uk/online-applications/

Brockley Primary and Nursery School,

We have lots more on education in Bolsover, including Shuttlewood, in our VCH volume III – ‘Bolsover and adjoining parishes’, in our Explore paperback and on our website https://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/…/education-bolsover

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