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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 30175 33530



SE3033NW TURK'S HEAD YARD 714-1/76/402 (South side) 29/06/63 Nos.1-8 (Consecutive) Whitelock's Public House (Formerly Listed as: TURK'S HEAD YARD Whitelock's dining rooms and bar or The Turk's Head) (Formerly Listed as: TURK'S HEAD YARD No.5) (Formerly Listed as: TURK'S HEAD YARD Nos.6, 7 AND 8)


Public house, kitchens and stores. Late C18 with extensive alterations 1886 by the Whitelock family. Painted brick, slate roofs. 2 and 3 storeys; long narrow 8-window range to public house (No.1); 4-window former brewhouse and cottage, (Nos 2-5); taller 3-window range at west end (Nos 6-8). 2 doorways to public house, one with moulded architrave, fluted pilasters and dentilled cornice on consoles; ground floor: pilastered windows with continuous cornice over and leaded stained glass panel with lettering: 'Turk's Head'; paired bracket to eaves, ornate cast-iron long brackets. First floor: casements in moulded cases, 2 segmental-arched casements far right. Former brewhouse, (Nos 2 & 3) has panelled door with overlight to right of centre, 1 wide and 3 narrow ground-floor windows and 2 small-paned side-sliding sashes above. 3-storey range (Nos 6, 7 & 8): 4 panelled doors, segmental-arched windows to 1st floor, flat arches under eaves, 3-light side-sliding sashes, some rebuilding under eaves, left. INTERIOR: public house; a longitudinal beam supported on a cast-iron column, late C19 detailing includes a marble-topped bar with tiled front, original trade mirrors, partitions with twisted brass rods, benches and cast-iron tables, panelling, cast-iron fireplace. Former brewhouse has Victorian-style interior. The row of tenements was built in the rear yard of No.51 Briggate (qv), probably begun by 1715, the date of the first licence for the Turk's Head. Measured drawings indicate the plan of Nos 4-8 as 1-room cottages with cellar and 1 or 2

upper rooms (Beresford p.87), probably dating from the later C18. The premises were bought in 1880 by the Whitelock family and extensively altered; it was the first building in Leeds to have electric lighting and an electric clock. Nos 5-8 listed 5.8.76. (Publications of the Thoresby Society: Beresford, M: East End, West End: Leeds: 1988-: 87; Pepper, B: Old Inns and Pubs of Leeds: Otley: 1988-: 9).

Listing NGR: SE3017533530


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Books and journals
Beresford, M W, East End West End The Face of Leeds During Urbanisation 1684 to 1842, (1988), 87
Pepper, B , Old Inns and Pubs of Leeds, (1988), 9


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: 13 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16121/11
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