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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 27221 33506



SE2733 STOCKS HILL, Armley 714-1/33/498 (South side) 05/08/76 Armley Public Library (Formerly Listed as: STOCKS HILL, Armley Library)


Public library. Dated 1901. By Percy Robinson. Red brick, stone dressings, slate roof. Semicircular stone porch on corner with arcade of 3 large round arches on short bulbous columns, richly-carved spandrels and frieze over, one arch has wrought-iron entrance gates, the other 2 have stair running through with heavy balustrade and iron cresting to stone hand rail. Set back over this corner feature is short brick tower with stone quoins, battered stone clock stage in diagonally set square panel surmounted by squat louvred wood bellcote with Ionic pilasters and corner brackets and ogee-shaped lead-clad dome with finial. On each return elevation is large Dutch gable with stone shaped pediment with datestone and coat of arms. The N elevation to Stocks Hill continues another 5 bays with Ionic pilasters between bays supporting continuous entablature with modillion cornice. High up under entablature is continuous row of 3-light stone mullion windows. Below, the basement in ashlar with large segmental-headed windows. Slate roof with flush roof lights. INTERIOR: on the wall of the entrance gateway a plaque records the opening of the building 17 April 1902 by Councillor John Bowling; mosaic floor to entrance way and corridor, glazed wooden screen with leaded glass in Art Nouveau designs, 2 panels with coat of arms, glazed double doors with overlights and wooden panels above surmounted by broken ogee pediments; glazed dome with moulded ribs and transoms framing leaded glass panels. The main hall has pilasters between windows rising to a bracketed cornice, moulded friezes over windows; an elliptically-arched and panelled barrel vault with 2 rows of continuous flush roof lights, cast-iron frames.

Listing NGR: SE2722133506


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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: 22 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04314/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Karran. Source Historic England Archive
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