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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 29476 33959



SE2933 GREAT GEORGE STREET 714-1/35/194 (South side) 21/02/95 No.91 Centaur Clothing Factory


Clothing factory and offices. Dated 1889. Red brick, ashlar and carved stone details, wrought-iron, slate roof. 6 storeys and attics on a prominent corner site with 4-bay main facade, 8 bays to left return (Leighton Street) and 3 bays to right return (Leighton Lane). Corner entrance at left end of main facade has fluted columns with foliate capitals and console brackets supporting entablature and cornice forming imposts to a keyed arch with elaborate scrolled panel obscured by business sign board. Inner round arch flanked by pilasters and rectangular openings with wrought-iron panels. 5 steps up to panelled inner porch. The 4-window corner bay rises to paired round-headed windows and Dutch gable with ball finial. To right of entrance: 2 paired windows; a 3-window bay which breaks forward and has semicircular gable window and date plaque '1889', chimney right; a massive semicircular 5-window bay with truncated cone-shaped roof, with wrought-iron openwork railing and lantern. Segmental-arched 1st-floor windows, flat-arched to ground, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors, some paired with brick mullions between, varied to 6th floor; roll moulding at 1st-floor sill level and cornice at 2nd, and 6th-floor levels carried round the left return and 1st bay of right return. Left return: factory entrance far left, 3 plain and 1 Dutch gable. Right return: 1 Dutch and 2 plain gables. INTERIOR: not inspected. The premises of the following: J Campbell and Co., wholesale clothiers, 1890-c1903; c1905-c1927 Gaunt and Hudson, hat and cap manufacturers and wholesale clothiers; c1927-c1966 Thos Marshall and Co (Marlbeck), costumiers; by 1970 the firm was Centaur Clothes Ltd, part of the Baird Textiles group by 1989; it afterwards became an administrative headquarters until 1995. An interesting purpose-built clothing mill representing an important element in the early C20 economy of the city. (Directories of Leeds: 1890-1970).

Listing NGR: SE2947633959


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 11 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/09461/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hans Van Lemmen. Source Historic England Archive
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