THE NORTHERN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1255639
Date first listed:
22-Nov-1991
Statutory Address:
THE NORTHERN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, CHAPELTOWN ROAD

Map

Ordnance survey map of THE NORTHERN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1255639 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-May-2019 at 20:09:56.

Location

Statutory Address:
THE NORTHERN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, CHAPELTOWN ROAD

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 30828 35317

Details

LEEDS

SE33NW CHAPELTOWN ROAD 714-1/7/94 (East side) 22/11/91 The Northern School of Contemporary Dance

GV II

Synagogue, now premises of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. 1929-32. By J Stanley Wright of Albion Street, Leeds. Red/brown brick, stretcher bond, Portland stone entrance facade, concrete block foundation courses and side door surrounds, copper domes to roof, wrought-iron grilles. Rectangular plan, main entrance on west side and narrower entrances on north and south; a massive domed structure with lower dome and chimney at east end and small domes above the west entrance, the tall triple round-arched windows in massive buttresses rising above the eaves of the central dome. Front: 9 steps to portico with stone vases and paired columns with tulip capitals; rear: low flat-roofed offices, extension added; left return: paired panelled doors, upper panel glazed and covered by an iron grille, overlight with scrolled iron grille, flanking foundation stones; right return similar. Windows boarded but most retain original stained glass with Star of David motif. INTERIOR: the entrance area has black and white stone floor and stairs rising through a double-arched stone screen on left and right; the main auditorium retains much original seating, marble surround to recesses for the Ark of the Covenant, central Star of David with pendant light (?bronze), stone piers supporting gallery, octagonal heating grilles. Original seating also in the gallery. The architect had a military background, possibly serving in Palestine. His practice moved from Leeds to Boston Spa. The synagogue was built in the main area of Jewish settlement in Leeds until the 1960s; it closed in 1985 and some of the fittings were removed to the new synagogue in Shadwell Lane, Leeds 17 (not included). (Freedman, M of Jewish Historical Society: Letter of 8 April 1991).



Listing NGR: SE3082835317

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
465814
Legacy System:
LBS

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

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].