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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 29984 33323


SE2933SE 714-1/77/24

LEEDS BISHOPGATE STREET (East side) Scarbrough Hotel


Public house. Late C18 with earlier remains; early C20 refronting. Brick with terracotta tiles, probably slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 first-floor windows. Decorative details to facade include attached Ionic columns, contrasting colours to window surrounds, moulded swags, dentilled cornice and parapet with name of hotel and brewery in raised letters. INTERIOR: C20 public house fittings; the rear half of the roof structure was examined in detail and the front half was visible. It is extensively altered but shows 3 main phases of construction: i) at the south-west corner a horizontal beam set diagonally to the angle of the outer walls is in the position of a dragon beam in a timber-framed building; it was not examined closely but appears to have a mortice cut in the outer end of the upper face. At the same corner a rafter rises to the ridge and might be part of a hipped roof structure; much of the timber is reused and brick work visible under the eaves appears to be C18 or earlier, hand made and irregular in size. ii) 2 trusses comprising pairs of tall queen posts clasping a high collar; pegged joints; lath and plaster and whitewashing to timbers in the front half of the roof and at gable ends indicates that the roof space was divided into rooms lit by gable windows. iii) A spine wall constructed forward of the ridge; cross beams cut, the rear portions lifted and built into the raised back wall of the building; ironwork used in the alterations. HISTORICAL NOTE: the building stands on the site of the manor house of medieval Leeds, the brick hall illustrated in Cossin's map of 1725 having been extensively rebuilt by Richard Wilson in 1761-5. By the early C19 the building was a hotel established by Henry Scarborough, the upper part of the house being altered again at that time, but the building remembered as formerly the residence of the Wilson family. The surviving roof structure appears to correspond to the alterations: phase 1 being the remains of the manor house structure built by the Wilsons; phase 2, the tall queen posts and lining to walls, being the work of Henry Scarborough; and phase 3 the early C20 refurbishing when the frontage was encased. (Beresford M: East End, West End; Leeds 1684-1842: Leeds:

1989-: 128-130; Cossins: Map of Leeds: 1725-).

Listing NGR: SE2998433323


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Beresford, M W, East End West End The Face of Leeds During Urbanisation 1684 to 1842, (1988), 128-130


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: 06 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03880/23
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