SE3033NW QUEEN'S ARCADE
714-1/76/351 (North side)
26/03/87 Nos.1-20 (Consecutive)
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
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
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
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
Listing NGR: SE3021333659