SE3033SW BOAR LANE
714-1/78/37 (South side)
22/03/74 Nos.1-13 (Consecutive)
(Formerly Listed as:
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Includes: No.4 TREVELYAN SQUARE.
Temperance hotel, shops, offices and warehouse, now shops and
offices. 1869-72, altered C20. By Thomas Ambler for Alderman
John Barran. Red brick, stone dressings, mansard roof with
pavilions, grey slates. Ashlar, plain and fishscale grey slate
pavilion roof to No.12; contrasting red and orange brick,
stone dressings, hipped grey slate roof to No.13. 5 multi-flue
stacks. Corner site to left in symmetrical Italianate style;
to right Gothic Revival style.
5-storey, 13-window range to Boar Lane, (first floor), most
with paired round-headed lights flanked by pilasters, the
arches having keystones carved with a cartouche. Windows 5, 8
and 9 have a single similar light; the curved corner to
Briggate has the same. Second-floor windows similar, but with
plain keystones and small pierced balconies to windows 1, 3,
11 and 13. Square-headed windows to 3rd floor, arranged as
lower floors and in moulded architraves.
Both entrances, below windows 5 and 9, have plain stone
surrounds to a deeply-recessed doorway, the lintel inscribed
'Trevelyan Chambers'; broken segmental pediment above,
enclosing cornucopiae and cartouches with bust of Donne (left)
and Milton (right). C20 ground-floor shop windows, boarded.
Entablatures at sill level decorated with scrolls to first
floor, ashlar impost bands, heavy modillion eaves cornice
below the 5th, attic, storey; parapet pierced by dormer
windows, Nos 1, 3, 11 & 13 having paired round-headed lights
beneath elaborate semicircular pediments with oculi. The
remaining dormers have keyed architraves under an open
triangular pediment, Nos 2 & 12 paired, under a wide pediment
Left return, (No.27 Briggate): a curved single-light window to
street corner; the 3 windows of this facade are identical in
detail to the first 3 windows of the frontage to Boar Lane.
To right, 4 storeys, 1-window range to Boar Lane of 5 lights
linked by stone piers; similar window to 2nd and 3rd floors
with increasingly elaborate Gothic tracery based on the Casa
d'Oro in Venice. Mid C20 shop front to ground floor. Panelled
parapet with quatrefoil piercings.
To right again, 4-storey, 1-window range to Boar Lane;
3-window range to right return (former White Horse Street),
with lean-to single-storey entrance bay to stairs to right.
Full-width 4-light mullion and transom windows to ground and
first floors; those to first floor having ornate cusped heads.
Similar 2-light window to 3rd floor. C20 shop windows,
boarded. Continuous head and sill mouldings; carved and
panelled corner shafts terminating in gabled finials with
gargoyles; pierced stone parapet. Right return: moulded
ogee-arched doorway to right; single-light windows and corner
shafts as front.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: John Barran pioneered the mass production of
ready-made clothes in Leeds. He owned a shop at No.1 Boar Lane
when the street was redeveloped in 1869 and was able to build
the present structure as temperance hotel, shops and
In 1872 the building housed: No.1, J Barran, tailor and
outfitter; No.2, tobacconist; No.3, dining room; No.4, brush
and fancy warehouse; No.5, boot and shoe manufacturer; No.6,
tobacconist; No.7, Thomas Twist, Trevelyan Temperance Hotel;
Nos 8 & 9, fish and game dealer; No.10, portmanteau maker;
No.11, Brooke Bond and Co, teamen; No.12, SR Burton, wholesale
stationer, ink and sealing wax manufacturer; No.13, John H
Sugden, tobacconist. 3 years later, upper floors of No.13 also
occupied by a revolving shutter manufacturer and a consulting
engineer, both probably using the separate entrance via the
doorway on White Horse Street.
The Temperance Hotel continued to operate until the end of the
First World War. The building was probably named after Sir
Walter C Trevelyan, 1797-1879, the President of the United
Kingdom Temperance Alliance or Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan,
(1807-1886), whose career as Governor of Madras, Secretary of
State to the Treasury, and in Ireland, made him a well-known
contemporary figure whose name was associated with a variety
of social questions. Thomas Ambler was employed by Barran to
design his model clothing factory and showroom, St Paul's
House, Park Square, and other buildings in Boar Lane are
attributed to him.
(Dictionary of National Biography; Linstrum D: West Yorkshire
Architects and Architecture: 1978-: 305, 306, 370; Ryott D:
John Barran's of Leeds, 1851-1951: 1951-; Porter T: Directory
of Leeds and its Neighbourhood: Leeds: 1873-).
Listing NGR: SE3019533358