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

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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

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

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

Legacy System number:
465531
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 09 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/09460/21
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