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ALBION HOUSE

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.

Name: ALBION HOUSE

List entry Number: 1256031

Location

ALBION HOUSE, 50, SPENCER PLACE

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

County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Sep-1975

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465336

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE33NW SPENCER PLACE, Sheepscar 714-1/7/1110 (West side) 22/09/75 No.50 Albion House

GV II

Large house. c1835 altered C20. Ashlar and stucco, slate roof. Heavy modillion cornice and blocking course. 2 storeys, 3 bays, centre projects slightly, in rusticated stucco, with parapet and cornice. Centre 1st-floor 3-light window with pilasters and pediment, other 1st-floor windows in moulded architraves. 2 ground-floor semicircular bays with entablatures and curved sashes, central doorway with attached columns supporting pediment, semicircular fanlight, glazing bars replaced with plate glass throughout. INTERIOR: not inspected. One of the row of 3 houses built in New Leeds, land sold by Earl Cowper for villas outside the town centre. The speculation was unsuccessful and only a small number of plots was built on by 1847; the failure of the venture contributed to Sir Walter Scott's insolvency. (Fraser, D (Ed): A History of Modern Leeds: Manchester: 1980-: 100).





Listing NGR: SE3132435382

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Fraser, D, A History of Modern Leeds, (1980), 100

National Grid Reference: SE 31324 35382

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