No. 40 Boar Lane


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
40, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5DA


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Statutory Address:
40, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5DA

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

Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 29955 33384


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LEEDS BOAR LANE (South side) No.40

(Formerly listed as The Observatory, previously listed as CITY SQUARE Midland Bank)



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 three 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


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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: 09 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/09460/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hans Van Lemmen. Source Historic England Archive
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