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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: 1256011



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District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1996

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465362

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SE2733 STANNINGLEY ROAD, Armley 714-1/33/494 (South West side) Mike's Carpets and attached railings


Chapel and school, now carpet saleroom. Dated 1905, converted late C20. By Charles Barker Howdill. Red brick and terracotta. T-plan with chapel entrance on corner, Sunday School range to rear. 2 storeys. Entrance front has single-storey flat-roofed porch with fluted columns in antis (obscured by shop hoarding), moulded surround, panelled double doors, flanking windows in architraves with cornice, eaves cornice, blocking course. Main gable behind has an elaborate Venetian window with fluted columns, radiating mullions, moulded architrave; flanking pilasters terminate in domed ventilation louvres, ramped walling, gable coping and at the apex an elaborate date panel with scrollwork, open segmental arch, obelisk finial. Side walls have similar style windows, some original glazing, ornate dated rainwater heads; recessed on left a round-arched doorway with keyblock, similar detailing to windows, shaped gable above. INTERIOR: the main hall has side aisles, cast-iron columns with Ionic-style capitals, dentilled ceiling cornices. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: front wall and railings with square piers, ramped scrolled railings, scrolled detailing to gates, some damaged. HISTORICAL NOTE: the architect became a partner in his father's firm in 1893 and from 1889 was assistant architect to the Leeds School Board. He taught building construction at Leeds and Dewsbury Technical Schools 1886-1903 and at Batley and Huddersfield until his death in 1941. He also taught at Leeds School of Art and is thought to have been the first to use colour photography as an aid to a lecture on architecture. (Linstrum, D: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture: 1978-: 378).

Listing NGR: SE2727033611

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Linstrum, D, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978), 378

National Grid Reference: SE 27270 33611


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