CITY ART GALLERY AND HENRY MOORE CENTRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1255865
Date first listed:
26-Sep-1963
Statutory Address:
CITY ART GALLERY AND HENRY MOORE CENTRE, THE HEADROW

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Location

Statutory Address:
CITY ART GALLERY AND HENRY MOORE CENTRE, THE HEADROW

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 29869 33848

Details

LEEDS

SE2933NE THE HEADROW 714-1/75/76 (North side) 26/09/63 City Art Gallery and Henry Moore Centre

GV II

Formerly known as: Municipal Buildings including Art Gallery and Library CALVERLEY STREET. Leeds City Art Gallery. 1886-88, altered and extended late C20. By WH Thorp. Alterations and extension on S side, overlying Centenary Street, 1982, by JV Thorp (City Architect's Dept) and Neville Condor Associates. The original range is ashlar, slate and lead roof, 2 storeys; entrance far right, corner with Alexander Street, the ground floor large flat-headed mullion and transom windows with pilasters between are concealed by the later addition which has entrance lobby and Henry Moore Gallery. Steps and ramp to front, statue of reclining woman by Henry Moore. INTERIOR: original range has entrance hall with fine stone divided staircase and a statue of Queen Anne by Andrew Carpenter, 1712; library with gallery and cast-iron columns. The statue of Queen Anne came from the demolished Moot Hall, Briggate, built 1630, demolished 1820. The Art Gallery was built behind the Municipal Buildings which housed the Public Library and the S side faced onto Centenary Street, with a warehouse block on the S side of that street obscuring the facade. The library's Reading Room was converted to a sculpture gallery and the Art Gallery library was the News Room. A 1st-floor bridge links this building with No.74 The Headrow, premises of the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture (qv). The City Art Gallery was first added to the list 16/10/91. (Public Library Local History Collection: Photograph of Reading Room).



Listing NGR: SE2986933848

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
465586
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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: 31 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10403/14
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