LEES REST HOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207731
Date first listed:
21-Jan-1994
Statutory Address:
LEES REST HOUSES, ANLABY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
LEES REST HOUSES, ANLABY ROAD

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

District:
City of Kingston upon Hull (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TA0550328695

Details

KINGSTON UPON HULL

TA02NE ANLABY ROAD 680-1/8/36 (South side) Lee's Rest Houses

GV II

Almshouses, now old people's homes. 1912-15. By TH Hare. For the trustees of the will of Dr CA Lee. Brick with ashlar dressings and hipped plain tile roofs. Neo-Georgian style. Plinth, shallow angle pilasters, dentillated wooden eaves. Grouped coped brick stacks. Windows are mainly wood mullioned casements with leaded glazing. The buildings are arranged on a terrace around a square sunken garden, with 5 linked residence blocks on east and west sides. At the north end, a central entrance block flanked by single residence blocks at right angles, forming an entrance court. At the south end, a library block facing the lawn and flanked by residence blocks enclosing rear service yard. Northern entrance block, 2 storeys; 11-window range. 2 ridge and 2 side wall stacks. Pedimented central portico with ashlar Ionic pilasters and round-arched carriage entrance with double keystone. In the tympanum, an oval cartouche with festoons, inscribed "Lee's Rest Houses". On either side, a 3-light window on each floor. Beyond, a recessed bay with a projecting centre with 2 small windows flanking a blank panel under a cornice and central pediment. Above and below, a small 3-light window. On either side, on the ground and first floors, a round window. Beyond again, projecting end bays with a 3-light window on each floor. At either end, a low wall with concave ramped coping, linked to the residence blocks. Residence blocks facing the entrance court, 2 storeys; 10 window range. Single ridge and 2 side wall stacks. Similar design to the central block, with a central projection with two 3-light windows on each floor in place of the portico. These residence blocks are linked to those flanking the central lawn by a coped brick boundary wall incorporating a central semicircular flat-roofed shelter. On either side of the central lawn, 5 residence blocks, each 2 storeys; 9-window range. 2 side wall and single ridge stacks. Similar design to the other residence blocks, the fronts facing outwards. Towards the centre, each block has 2 square bay windows with 3 lights on each floor, flanked by single small windows with a doorway below, then similar single-bay windows. The blocks are linked by single-storey open shelters with gabled roofs. On the terrace wall, openwork iron lamp standards. Library at southern end has flanking residence blocks of the same design. Single-storey library has a central block with gabled roof topped with a square domed lantern with a weather vane. 2 gable stacks. Front has 5 cross casements under a low crenellated parapet, and at either end, a double doorway with flanking pilasters. At each end, a slightly recessed hipped wing with 3 cross casements. Left wing has on 3 sides a box dormer with a 3-light window, and right wing has a side wall stack. INTERIOR: the entrance block contains a replica of a room from the house of Dr Lee, with original furniture and fittings. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and The East Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 288; ; Air photograph of the whole group of buildings: Hull: 1962-).

Listing NGR: TA0550328695

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
387441
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972), 288

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03841/26
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