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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: 267, HIGH STREET

List entry Number: 1135056



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


District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Boston Spa

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Feb-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 341999

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SE 4245-4345 BOSTON SPA HIGH STREET LS23 (north side, off)

6/79 No 267


Hotel, later school, now private house, c1850, Ashlar sandstone and coursed magnesian limestone walling, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 x 3 bays with central projections on 3 symmetrical facades; 4th side (to east) adjoined by Nos 269 and 271, High Street (q.v.); in Italianate style. Entrance front; plinth; channel-rustication to ground floor and to quoin strips at each end, Stone steps to central part-glazed, double-door beneath triangular hood flanked by panelled pilasters and side lights; above are 3 round-arched windows with impost band, blind fanlights over the outer windows, and rusticated arches each with pointed extrados, Bay 3: 2 casements beneath sunken-panelled aprons to 3-light, 1st-floor window having narrow 4-pane sashes under frieze with raised blocks and cornice. Bay 1 has later ground- floor addition beneath window as bay 3. Bracketed oversailing eaves to hipped roof with transverse ridge stack to front projection and corniced end stacks. Rear: rusticated pilasters flank round-arched, central doorway and windows on each side; above is a corbelled balcony with latticed ashlar balustrade to 3 windows as front centre. Outer bays each have apron panels with crosses beneath round-arched, 2-light windows; above are corbelled oriel-bay windows having blind, latticed apron panels to segmentally-arched 2-light windows beneath friezes with lozenges and cornices. Left return: ground-floor centre has door on right of window each under fanlight with glazing bars and round arch. Recessed, segmental-headed 1st-floor windows linked by sill band; central window has apron panel and is set beneath a blind window with rusticated round arch on continuous impost string course. Dummy attic windows to outer bays have panelled aprons and margin glazing. Central bay is gabled and has apex stack (end stack seen from front) having 2 flues linked by a keyed round arch and by the cornice. Interior : altered stone staircase; large 1st-floor room across rear has contemporary fireplace at east end. Built as hotel, baths and assembly rooms over a natural spring discovered c1850. The hotel company became bankrupt but the building continued as the Victoria and Albert Bath Hotel until becoming a lodging house and then a boys' school known as Wharfedale College (Scott, p.86). B, M. Scott,Boston Spa, 2nd edition, 1985.

Listing NGR: SE4376945382

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Scott, BM , Boston Spa, (1985), 86

National Grid Reference: SE 43769 45382


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