Bretton Hall, a Modern Day Forgotten Building

Bretton Hall, a Modern Day Forgotten Building

Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park Staircase
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall School Building Architecture Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall School Building Architecture Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall Campus School College Architecture Modernist Building Wood Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall School Building Architecture Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Haarkon Bretton Hall School Building Architecture Yorkshire Sculpture Park

We stumbled across this little gem of a building a while ago* and were immediately wooed by it's simple appearance; straight lines and humble materials make us very happy. We like architecture that isn't very shouty but that serves a purpose, designed with economy in mind as well as the aesthetics. Built in the 60s as part of an addition to the Bretton Hall College, this basic box of brown brick and stained timber formed the gymnasium, with classrooms and offices downstairs. 

It might be the time of year that we visited but we felt as though the bare branches merged into the empty building and everything seems to be returning to dust. George Clarke would no doubt declare it an eyesore, say it was like any other school building and walk all over the chairs with his shoes on... but we're quite fond of it. 

*you can find it in the grounds of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Clumber Park

Clumber Park

Whinfell Quarry Gardens Sheffield

Whinfell Quarry Gardens Sheffield