50 AND 51, BRIGGATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1255856
Date first listed:
21-Jul-1994
Statutory Address:
50 AND 51, BRIGGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
50 AND 51, BRIGGATE

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 30225 33516

Details

LEEDS

SE3033NW BRIGGATE 714-1/76/60 (West side) 21/07/94 Nos.50 AND 51

GV II

Premises of Thornton and Co, India Rubber Manufacturers. c1918, altered C20. By SD Kitson. Reinforced concrete and steel frame faced in matt-glazed faience ('Burmantofts Marmo') by the Leeds Fireclay Co., roof not visible. 3 storeys, 2 bays, Classical style. Late C20 ground-floor shop windows. The 2 bays have identical facades of recessed 2-tier windows behind fluted columns in antis with rosette and egg-and-dart motifs to capitals, entablature with triglyphs, deep modillion eaves cornice and pierced blocking course with centre plaque flanked by lion heads. Raised lettering on the plaques: THORNTON/AND CO. LTD; and on the entablature, left: INDIA RUBBER MANUFACTURERS, right, (cut back): THORNTON & CO. LIMITED. INTERIOR: not inspected. This is one of the '3 notable buildings with their Burmantofts Marmo facades intact in Leeds', (van Lemmen 1984). 'Marmo' was an imitation marble made by the Leeds Fireclay Company after 1889. Other buildings in the city include Atlas Chambers, King Street and The Scottish Union and National Insurance Co., Park Row (qv). An undated photograph in the Kirkstall Museum archive shows that the left facade only was built originally. (Journal of the Victorian Society, West Yorkshire: van Lemman, H: Burmantofts Marmo: 1983-1984: 22).



Listing NGR: SE3022533516

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
465574
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Van Lemman, H, 'Journal of the Victorian Society West Yorkshire' in Burmantofts Marmo, (1983-1984), 22

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 11 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/09461/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hans Van Lemmen. Source Historic England Archive
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