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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: 50 AND 51, BRIGGATE

List entry Number: 1255856



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


District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Jul-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465574

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


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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SE 30225 33516


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