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LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN AND ATTACHED 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: LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1255792

Location

LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, VERNON STREET

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: 23-Mar-1993

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465643

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/10/2016

SE 2934 SE 714-1/74/404

LEEDS, VERNON STREET (South side), Leeds College of Art and Design and attached railings

(Formerly Listed as: VERNON STREET, Jacob Kramer College of Art)

23.03.93

GV

II

College of art, with railings. 1902. By Bedford and Kitson. Steel frame, red brick, stone bands, hipped slate roofs, cast-iron railings. 3 storeys over basement, 4-bay front, the right bay recessed and the main entrance on the right return: steps with stone-coped wall to half-glazed double doors in Gibbs-style surround, open segmental pediment with small window above, large glass mosaic plaque by Gerald Moira depicts seated Classical figures and the words LEEDS/ COLLEGE OF/ ART with 3 laurel wreaths. Modillion cornice, entablature and 2nd cornice carried round to Vernon Street frontage which has a narrow central bay flanked by wider hipped-roof bays defined by pilaster strips; large steel-framed windows, central round window at upper-floor level, stepped modillion cornice. Left return: 4 bays, pilasters between, main glazing centre and left. INTERIOR: many original features including in entrance hall 4(?) large plain columns supporting first floor. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings extend across Vernon Street frontage and left return; low stone-coped wall, scrolled panels with segmental tops and pointed bars. Part of the important group of schools built late C19-early C20 as part of the Leeds Institute, Cookridge Street (qv). The foundation stone was laid by Sir James Kitson, MP, in 1902 and it was opened in 1903 by Ernest William Beckett, MP. The former name commemorates the artist Jacob Kramer (1892-1962).



Listing NGR: SE2997234048

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National Grid Reference: SE 29972 34048

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