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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1255995



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


District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1976

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465392

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SE2835NE HEADINGLEY LANE, Headingley 714-1/65/784 (North East side) 05/08/76 No.54 Highfield House


House, in use as a hall of residence at the time of listing. c1830. For George Bischoff. Ashlar, hipped slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays with recessed outer bays. Central porch with Tuscan columns supporting entablature cornice and blocking piece. Segmental bowed stone bay windows with large 3-light windows, Tuscan pilasters to mullions, cornice and blocking course over. First floor: 3 windows with plain lintels and continuous sill band, similar window bay 5. Eaves cornice, shallow blocking course, end stacks. INTERIOR: staircase hall has an oval lantern and Jacobean-style ornate carved balusters of late C19 type. George Bischoff purchased 122,000 square yards of the estate of Mrs Barbara Bainbrigge in 1827 and built this house, probably as a speculation. Samuel Glover, druggist, bought the house soon after. Later used as a hall of residence for Leeds Polytechnic. (Douglas, J (Victorian Society), pers. comm.).

Listing NGR: SE2852435764

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National Grid Reference: SE 28524 35764


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