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GATES, GATE PIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS TO ROAD AND RIGHT OF WAY, RIDGEWAY 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: GATES, GATE PIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS TO ROAD AND RIGHT OF WAY, RIDGEWAY HOUSE

List entry Number: 1256130

Location

GATES, GATE PIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS TO ROAD AND RIGHT OF WAY, RIDGEWAY HOUSE, GROSVENOR ROAD

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: 11-Sep-1996

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465251

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LEEDS

SE2835NE GROSVENOR ROAD, Headingley 714-1/65/750 (West side) Gates, gate piers and boundary walls to road and right of way, Ridgeway House

GV II

Boundary walls and gateways. c1848. Coursed squared gritstone, ashlar walling flanking gateway, wrought-iron and wooden gates. Enclosing and dividing the grounds of Ridgeway House, Cumberland Road (qv), with main gateway on Grosvenor Road, archway to ginnel on Cumberland Road, and gateway to grounds on Cumberland Road. Overall length approx 400m, composed of the following lengths: i) walling on the W side of Grosvenor Road between the gates and railings to Hilly Ridge House (qv) and the entrance to the right of way to the S; overall length approx 50m, height 2.5m; the entrance gateway to Ridgeway House comprises outer gritstone piers with moulded flat capstones, dressed stone walling with shallow pointed coping, inner square piers in vermiculated rustication, moulded cornice and ball finials, spur stones at bases, paired wrought-iron gates with dog bars, X-braces, leaf finials to bars. ii) walls flanking the narrow pedestrian right of way through the grounds of Ridgeway House: overall length approx 100m, height 3m, rounded coping stones; a single-slab footbridge crosses the path near the western end. iii) the walling along the W side of the grounds, overall length approx 150m, height 3m, from the junction with the house: an angled wall with the remains of 3 blind/blocked arches, flat coping, to the entrance to Elmfield (qv). This length of walling includes the round-arched opening to the right-of-way and the gate piers and gates into the former gardens of Ridgeway House. Monolithic piers with modillion cornice and flat capstones, wooden gates with remains of L-hinges. The routeway from Leeds and Woodhouse to hamlets and mills outside the town is shown on early maps and was protected when the development of this part of the Revd Richard Fawcett's estates took place after 1846. The N wall of the pathway forms a revetment to the house garden which was planted with shrubs to hide the wall top. (The Rise of Suburbia (Thompson FML, Ed): Treen, C: The process of suburban development in North Leeds, 1870-1914: Leicester UP: 1982-: 158-209).

Listing NGR: SE2883635911

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Treen, C, The Process of Suburban Development in North Leeds 1870-1914, (1982), 158-209

National Grid Reference: SE 28836 35911

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