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ST PAULS HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES

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: ST PAULS HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES

List entry Number: 1256126

Location

ST PAULS HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES, 20 AND 22, ST PAULS STREET

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: 26-Sep-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465247

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Details

LEEDS

SE2933NE ST PAUL'S STREET 714-1/75/378 (North side) 26/09/63 Nos.20 AND 22 St Paul's House and attached railings and gates (Formerly Listed as: ST PAUL'S STREET (North side) Nos.20 AND 22 St Paul's House)

GV II*

Factory and showrooms, now offices, with gates and railings. 1878, altered and restored with wholly new interior in 1976. By Thomas Ambler. For John Barran. Brick with terracotta by Doulton, wrought-iron gates by Frances Skidmore. 4 storeys with added attic storey, 12 x 5 bays with angled entrance bay at SE corner blocked 1976 and central entrance inserted on north side, facing Park Square. In an ornate Hispano-Moorish style. The blocked corner entrance, now a window, has a Moorish arch and paired flanking columns, walls lined with glazed tiles. The elaborate entrance gates of ribbon-like scrolls and flowers were reduced in height and removed to the N entrance 1976. Facades consist of a repeated bay design in which ground and mezzanine windows are united within a large segmental arch of moulded terracotta. 1st and 2nd floors similarly linked, a giant trabeated frame forming a transom at intermediate floor level and Moorish colonnettes as mullions. 3rd floor: triple Moorish arches to lower windows; bands of cusping at eaves, brick and terracotta parapet pierced with cinquefoil openings. Attached octagonal buttresses at the corners rise above the parapet as elaborate corner finials in the style of minarets, restored. Brick and stone piers on south side, cast-iron panels with star motifs between, repeated on other facades. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: John Barran was responsible for the development of Leeds as a centre of wholesale clothing manufacture, the siting of his factory in Park Square reflects the importance of this part of the city in the development of the clothing industry. He was Mayor of Leeds and MP 1876-85. Thomas Ambler also designed many of the buildings in Boar Lane. One of the few executed buildings influenced by the publication of Owen Jones' measured drawings of the Alhambra

in the 1840s (Linstrum, p.306).



Listing NGR: SE2956933664

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Linstrum, D, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978), 306

National Grid Reference: SE 29569 33664

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