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TOWER WORKS, THE GIOTTO TOWER DUST EXTRACTION CHIMNEY

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: TOWER WORKS, THE GIOTTO TOWER DUST EXTRACTION CHIMNEY

List entry Number: 1256247

Location

TOWER WORKS, THE GIOTTO TOWER DUST EXTRACTION CHIMNEY, GLOBE 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: 05-Aug-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465096

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History

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LEEDS

SE2933SE GLOBE ROAD, Holbeck 714-1/77/840 (North side (off)) 05/08/76 Tower Works, the Giotto Tower dust extraction chimney (Formerly Listed as: GLOBE ROAD The Giotto Tower (or the Big Tower) at Tower Works)

GV II*

Also known as: The Big Tower GLOBE ROAD Holbeck. Dust extraction chimney. 1899, restored 1989. By William Bakewell for Colonel TW Harding. Polychrome and moulded brick, Burmantofts tiles. Square in section with octagonal corner shafts, 4 stages defined by moulded brick strings. Top stage: blind 'belfry' with 3 panels of gilded tiled panels by Burmantofts in arched recess to each side; corbel table and deep panelled cornice surmounted by cast-iron framework and pinnacle. The structure contained filters to trap metal dust produced by the pin-making process, probably for reuse. TW Harding employed William Bakewell to design the extensions to the factory in 1899, when he was Lord Mayor of Leeds. The design is based on the campanile (bell tower) of the cathedral in Florence begun by Giotto in 1334 and illustrated by John Ruskin in his 'Seven Lamps of Architecture', first published in 1849. The structure is also known as The Big Tower. For historical information on the Tower Works see Tower Works: Entrance range (qv).



Listing NGR: SE2954832998

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National Grid Reference: SE 29548 32998

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