OXLEY HALL LEEDS UNIVERSITY, AND ATTACHED TERRACE WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1255754

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1996

Statutory Address: OXLEY HALL LEEDS UNIVERSITY, AND ATTACHED TERRACE WALLS, WEETWOOD LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: OXLEY HALL LEEDS UNIVERSITY, AND ATTACHED TERRACE WALLS, WEETWOOD LANE

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

District: Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 27244 37807

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LEEDS

SE23NE WEETWOOD LANE, Weetwood 714-1/6/1230 (West side (off)) Oxley Hall, Leeds University, and attached terrace walls

GV II

Formerly known as: Weetwood Villa WEETWOOD LANE Weetwood. Formerly known as: The Elms WEETWOOD LANE Weetwood. Large house with terrace walls and steps, now hall of residence. c1861, altered late 1880s and c1930. By John Simpson. For Henry Oxley, banker. Altered by WH Thorp, probably late 1880s. Coursed gritstone and ashlar, grey slate roof in decorative bands and with fish-scale slates. 2 storeys with attics, irregular facades with 6 and 4 first-floor windows, Jacobethan style. Entrance front has a round-arched doorway with moulded and keyed arch, pilasters and cornice. Mullion and transom windows, 1st-floor string. Elaborate stone pierced parapets and Dutch gables, ridge stack taken down. Left return, to gardens: central projecting bay with large 6-light pedimented ground-floor window, oriel above, single light to upper stage of square tower with bracketed eaves and splayed roof with ornate wrought-iron cresting and wind vane. Vase and ball finials to Dutch gable left, stack right reduced in height, as are 2 others. Rear link range: double doors in keyed surround, carved plaque above, flanking 3-light mullion and transom windows. INTERIOR: fine staircase hall has polychrome tile floor and a cantilevered stone staircase with ornate iron balustrade. Hall of residence extension c1930 linked to house by 5-bay orangery-style arcade of round arches, an L-plan 3-storey block with wide shaped gable matching the house, central Tudor-arched entrance, cornice and 2-storey stair window with carved parapet, mullioned windows of 2 and 3 lights. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rear low ramped wall with plain railing and piers with short obelisk finials and double gates encloses a small courtyard. Terrace walls to garden front have pierced stone parapet and 2 flights of stone steps with balustrades and vases. HISTORICAL NOTE: John Naylor, stuff merchant, was the major purchaser of the Englefield Estate in 1858. He sold 7 acres to Henry Oxley, banker shortly after 1861. Henry Oxley was living at Weetwood Villa, also called 'The Elms' by 1864; his son, James, lived at Spenfield (qv) and by 1897 Arthur J Tannett Walker lived here. c1920 JW Oxley gave the house and grounds

to the University and it was adapted as a Hall for women students, opened October 1921; the extension to house 70 students was opened c1930. (Kelly et al., Directories of Leeds: 1863-1910; Douglas J, Victorian Society (pers.comm.): 1992-).



Listing NGR: SE2724437807

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Legacy System number: 465697

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Powell, K, Douglas, J, Victorian Society, (1992)

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