JOSEPH PRIESTLEY COLLEGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1255905
Date first listed:
11-Sep-1996
Statutory Address:
JOSEPH PRIESTLEY COLLEGE, BEESTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
JOSEPH PRIESTLEY COLLEGE, BEESTON ROAD

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 29547 31721

Details

LEEDS

SE23SE BEESTON ROAD, Beeston Hill 714-1/10/534 (West side) Joseph Priestley College

GV II

Formerly known as: Beeston Hill Board School BEESTON ROAD Beeston Hill. Board school, now college. 1880. By RL Adams. Red brick, stone details, slate roof. 2 storeys over basement, 5 bays with 1,5,3,5,1 windows. Classical style. Symmetrical facade: projecting end bays have 'BOYS' and 'GIRLS' entrances, doorway with architrave, console brackets, plaque, triangular pediment; pilastered ground floor, cornice string carried all around the building; reeded architrave to 3-light 1st-floor window, metopes above, deep eaves cornice, pyramid roof. The central bay projects slightly, doorway now a window, in Classical surround, pilasters, 3 narrow 1st-floor windows, pilasters between, cornice and segmental pediment over; ornate pedimented gable above with clock. Bay 2 and left return: round-arched ground-floor windows (former covered playground) have carved imposts and keystones, rectangular windows to upper floor and to bay 4, all in stone architraves to front. INTERIOR: not inspected. A fine example of Richard Adams' 2-storey schools designed in a Classical style. He was probably influenced by the style used by George Corson for the School Board Offices and Municipal Offices 1878-84 (see also Armley Road School). By 1903 the school had 1,313 scholars in 2 departments, mixed and infants; a rear wing was added before 1908.





Listing NGR: SE2954731721

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
465474
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: 14 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04313/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Karran. Source Historic England Archive
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