71 New Street / Prudential Assurance Building

22 Aug 2000
71 New Street, Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD1 2BQ
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Prudential Assurance Building, New Street, Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD1 2BQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5113 (East Side) No 71 SE 1416 SW 3/939 II 2.

1897-8. Architect Alfred Waterhouse. Red brick and moulded terracotta. Pink marble plinth. Pitched slate roof. 3 storeys and attic. Moulded stringcourse above ground floor. Moulded eaves cornice. Large gabled bays break forward slightly on south side, and (diagonally placed) on corner: small gabled bay on west side, over doorway. Ground floor modern, apart from east bay of south front which has one arched window with moulded surround, and north bay of west front which contains doorway. This is of pink marble up to impost level, has paired columns taking moulded pointed arch with gable over. Door has traceried fanlight and moulded transom with "Prudential Assurance" in good contemporary lettering. All windows are casements with mullions and transoms (windows in gables have mullions only), in moulded oblong frames (windows in 2 large gables have moulded round-arched frames). Some windows are vertically linked with panelled zones in between. West front has statue in canopied niche, once taken on a buttress. South front has "Prudential Assurance Buildings" in good contemporary lettering.

Listing NGR: SE1444016469


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1985 IOE Records taken by Stanley Sykes; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Stanley Sykes. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Sykes, Stanley

Rights Holder: Sykes, Stanley


Brick, Marble, Slate, Terracotta, Victorian Commercial Office, Commercial

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