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QUEENS ARCADE

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: QUEENS ARCADE

List entry Number: 1256158

Location

QUEENS ARCADE, 1-20, QUEENS ARCADE
QUEENS ARCADE, 28 AND 30, LANDS LANE
QUEENS ARCADE, 72-75, BRIGGATE

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-Mar-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465186

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE3033NW QUEEN'S ARCADE 714-1/76/351 (North side) 26/03/87 Nos.1-20 (Consecutive) Queen's Arcade

GV II

Includes: Nos.72-75 Queen's Arcade BRIGGATE. Includes: Nos.28 AND 30 Queen's Arcade LANDS LANE. Shopping arcade with street-front commercial premises at either end. 1888-9 incorporating late C18 and c1880 premises at east (Briggate) end, altered C20. By Edward Clark of London. Brick, painted on street fronts, in English garden wall bond (3:1) to returns; Welsh slate and glass roofs. 2-storeyed, balconied shopping arcade with taller steet front premises. Main street frontage, to Land's Lane, has 3 storeys with attic, 11 bays symmetrically arranged 2:2:3:2:2; C20 ground-floor shop windows flanking entrance way all under C20 fascia boards; on first and 2nd floors, bays defined by pilasters, with ornate capitals on first floor, the windows C20, on first floor in bracketed, corniced architraves; modillion eaves cornice, mansard roof with round-cornered attic windows in architraves, the bays defined by projecting party walls. On Briggate the arcade is fronted by 2 earlier properties: on the right an C18 house, now commercial premises of 4 storeys, 5 bays, the ground and first floors replaced by C20 shop fronts and windows, the upper floors having brick flat-arched, stone-silled windows with sashes on 2nd floor and shorter 6-pane sashes above; stack to front roof pitches at left end and centre (replaced by vent), and to rear roof pitch on right. On left, late C19 property of 3 storeys, 3 bays, has C20 shop windows to ground and first floors and on 2nd floor wide elliptical-arched, voussoired windows on sill band separated by pilasters carrying cornice above which is corniced parapet with raised decorative motifs and central shaped finialed gable; left end stack. Entrance-way to arcade is in centre, breaking into both properties, with C20 fascia board over, and above it, at upper level, is clock on decorative iron bracket with painted lettering, 'Queen's Arcade'. Main interest lies in the shopping arcade itself: on ground floor pilasters with ornate capitals separate shop fronts (C20) and support corbels which carry balcony reached by stairs at either end of arcade. Balcony, stepping down to Briggate, has coloured tile and glass floor and floral-decorated, iron-panelled, S-section balustrade; at east end, spiral iron stair to higher level. The 1st-floor shops have half-glazed doors and large windows, all with base panels, and are separated by glazed white-brick panels and pilasters with decorative capitals which carry corbels breaking cornice and supporting decorative, iron roof trusses with intermediate triangulation. Shallow-pitched glass roof. INTERIOR: not inspected. The architect's original drawings are held at the Leeds City Archives, Sheepscar.

Listing NGR: SE3021333659

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National Grid Reference: SE 30213 33659

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