THE OBSERVATORY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1255885

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

Statutory Address: THE OBSERVATORY, 40, BOAR LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE OBSERVATORY, 40, BOAR LANE

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

District: Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 29955 33384

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE2933SE BOAR LANE 714-1/77/47 (South side) 19/03/70 No.40 The Observatory (Formerly Listed as: CITY SQUARE Midland Bank)

GV II

Bank, now cafe and bar. 1899, altered C20. By WW Gwyther. For the Yorkshire District Banking Company. Ashlar, copper-covered dome topped by railing. On an important corner site between Boar Lane and Bishopgate Street, the entrance facing towards City Square. One principal storey. Pedimented doorway with acroteria to corner flanked by 3 tall windows in moulded architraves with keyblocks, pulvinated friezes and pediments. Giant order of engaged Corinthian fluted columns supporting entablature surmounted by parapet with statues and urns. Carved coats of arms of Yorkshire cities in moulded rectangular panels above door and windows. INTERIOR: entrance into large circular room with wall pilasters, moulded cornice, elaborate glazed dome with painted and stained glass. Replanned and refitted late C20.





Listing NGR: SE2995533384

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 465531

Legacy System: LBS

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