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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 23876 35391



SE23NW BROAD LANE, Bramley 714-1/5/545 (North West side) Bramley Baths


Public swimming baths. 1904, restored 1992. Coursed gritstone and ashlar, slate roof, part glazed. Corner site with 2-storey, 3-bay entrance block and single-storey baths complex with chimney. Classical style. The entrance block has double doors and fanlight under ornate scrolled hood supported by console brackets; flanking square windows, 4-light mullioned window right, 3 two-light windows to 1st floor; Dutch gable over bays 1 and 2 with Leeds coat of arms and 'PUBLIC BATHS 'in recessed panels; owl and ball finials, hipped roof and corniced end stacks. Moulded strings at 1st-floor level are continued across the single-storey range at window lintel and wall top levels. To right of the entrance: gateway with double wooden gates, square piers with cornice and ball finials; to right again a 2-storey gabled engine-house block with segmental-arched entrance, double wooden doors, wrought-iron scrolled panel in overlight, round-arched window in gable above; to rear the tapered square chimney has moulded stone brackets and deep cornice. The baths complex to left of entrance has 2 two-light windows in ornate pedimented surrounds with aprons below and small moulded round-arched pediment rising above parapet. On left return (Calverley Lane) there are 2 projecting entrance bays with keyed round arches, pediments with scrolled plaques, ball finials and pyramid roofs, 4-light mullioned window with pediment between. The gable of the swimming baths roof rises to rear and has a keyed round window, scrolled kneelers, gable coping, raised triangular pediment over a carved band with central plaque and scrolls. INTERIOR: not inspected but reputed to contain fine stained glass, tiling and decorative features retained during extensive restoration. 8 public baths were built in Leeds during 1899-1904; this is the only complete example surviving.

Listing NGR: SE2387635391


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

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05950/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Karran. Source Historic England Archive
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