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FEAST AND FIRKIN PUBLIC HOUSE AND ATTACHED GATE PIERS AND RAILINGS

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: FEAST AND FIRKIN PUBLIC HOUSE AND ATTACHED GATE PIERS AND RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1255640

Location

FEAST AND FIRKIN PUBLIC HOUSE AND ATTACHED GATE PIERS AND RAILINGS, 229, WOODHOUSE LANE

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

County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465815

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE2935 WOODHOUSE LANE, Woodhouse Moor 714-1/24/1280 (South West side) 05/08/76 No.229 Feast and Firkin Public House and attached gate piers and railings (Formerly Listed as: WOODHOUSE LANE, Woodhouse Free Library (Social Services Centre))

GV II

Police and fire station and public library, now public house and brewery, with attached gate piers and gates. Dated 1901, converted c1994. Possibly by WH Thorp. Red brick, Bradford stone dressings, granite columns, green Westmorland slate roof, lead covered dome. In Italianate style, a prominent corner site of 2 storeys with a 2-stage corner tower and single-storey library entrance. The main block is of 5 bays, 3:2:2:2:3 windows, flat-arched with small pediments and round-arched, plate-glass sashes; the left (tower) bay projects. 9-panel doors under triangular pediments bays 1 and 5, both with round-arched flanking windows; central bay has an elaborate arched and traceried 4-light window to ground floor the keystone carved with pick-axe and hoses, olive boughs in the spandrels. It is flanked by 2 orders of paired columns, the ground floor Ionic, the 1st floor Corinthian, supporting wide segmental pediment surmounted by large coat of arms. Modillion eaves cornice, balustraded parapet with urns, small domed bellcote/ventilator to ridge. Tower: the 1st stage is square with Ionic pilasters, narrow round-arched windows, cornice and balustraded parapet, from which rises octagonal stage with clock face, composite pilasters at angles supporting modillion cornice with elliptical pediments with arched niche at heads, lead-clad dome. Far right: the single-storey range is set back and has replacement 8-panel doors flanked by cross windows, the keystones carved with putti masks; Tuscan columns supporting a semicircular porch, the words 'FREE LIBRARY' and paired putti with a plaque dated 1901; balustraded parapet and urns. Left return, to Clarendon Road: 4 bays, 2 storeys with attics, a 6-panel door to bay 2 with large overlight and triangular pediment on console brackets, canted bay window left with bolection moulding and blocking course, paired round-arched

windows right, segmental pedimented stone dormers. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached pair of gate piers with gates left: approx 3m, octagonal, roll-moulded capstones; wrought-iron 2-leaf and pedestrian gates, cusped motifs to rails. The police station was opened on 12 March 1902, the building having cost ยป6201. The building was closed in 1932 and converted to Social Services premises. The gateway leads to the rear yard area and was part of the reservoir complex. The building is in the style of WH Thorp who designed other police stations in the city. (Leeds Local History Library: History of the Police Force in Leeds).



Listing NGR: SE2927935031

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Leeds Local History Library, , History of the Police Force in Leeds

National Grid Reference: SE 29279 35031

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