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DEVERE HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: DEVERE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1133650

Location

1, AKED STREET
DEVERE HOUSE, 62, VICAR LANE BD1

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Bradford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Aug-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 337279

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 5111 VICAR LANE BD1 (south-east side) No 62 (Devere House) SE 1633 SE 37/1150

II* GV

2. Includes No 1 Aked Street. Built in 1871 as an American and Chinese Export Warehouse. Architects Lockwood and Mawson and, with No 63 opposite, their major incursion into the precinct which is otherwise dominated by Eli Milnes. No 62 is a grand commercial palazzo with richly modelled yet carefully proportioned elevations, forming a corner block with Aked Street. Tall dressed sandstone "brick" elevations with ashlar dressings of 5 graded storeys. Seven bays to Vicar Lane, one to splayed corner and 2 to Aked Street with No 1 extending the block in plainer style. The ground floor is arcaded. The piers have battered moulded bases treated as plinth with vermiculated courses, Greek key bands and weathered capping string. Similar string at impost level. Vermiculated console keystones. Blind basement windows with console keys supporting window sills above. Console bracket cornice over ground floor serving as sill course to first floor which is treated as piano nobile. The close set windows have blind baluster panels below sills and are flanked by panelled foliate capped pilasters supporting archivolt arches, carved spandrels and modillioned pediments over. Dentilled sill course to second floor with arcaded windows linked by acanthus leaf impost string, carved tympani, archivolt arches. Similar details to third floor with incised roundels to spandrels. The fourth floor windows have segmental arched eared architrave surrounds. Bed mould to carved console brackets supporting projecting eaves cornice. Office entrance on corner, elaborately decorated with flanking panels carved with vine leaves and surmounted by massive consoles supporting large segmental pediment with carved scrollwork. This surround contains the door proper, flanked by Corinthian columns, large vermiculated voussoirs to blind tympanum containing a boldly carved eagle; festoons are carried across from the consoles of the surround. The waggonway is contained in the wider end bay of the ground floor arcade. The blind basement windows are screened by fine wrought iron grilles of wheel and scroll pattern. Inside, behind corner entrance is the stairwell, octagonal in plan with moulded soffits to treads, cast iron columnar banisters and swept and ramped handrail.

Listing NGR: SE1677833098

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National Grid Reference: SE1677833098

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