ARMLEY PRISON: ENTRANCE RANGE AND FLANKING WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1256248

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1976

Statutory Address: ARMLEY PRISON: ENTRANCE RANGE AND FLANKING WALLS, GLOUCESTER TERRACE

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Location

Statutory Address: ARMLEY PRISON: ENTRANCE RANGE AND FLANKING WALLS, GLOUCESTER TERRACE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 28055 33360

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Details

LEEDS

SE2833 GLOUCESTER TERRACE, Armley 714-1/34/486 (West side) 05/08/76 Armley Prison: entrance range and flanking walls

GV II*

Entrance range and flanking walls to prison. 1847, altered C20. By William Belton Perkin and Elisha Backhouse. Ashlar, edge-tooled on quoins, brick internal skin, rubble infill, slate roofs. Castle style, 2- and 3-storey entrance block with large moulded round-arch doorway, flanking projecting splayed and battered 2-storey towers with corbelled embattled parapets; to each side low embattled link wall to 3-storeyed square towers and flanking taller octagonal towers all crenellated and with iron bars to round-arched windows, this part fronted by cast-iron railings in the form of spears and halberds; flanking perimeter wall approx 6m high and 200m long overall, parapet rises over arrow-loops above plain ramped buttresses, and circular corner turrets with blocked round-headed openings; walling to S of entrance block rebuilt and clad in tooled stone, to N of entrance block the wall raised when visitor block built outside in the 1950s; the enclosure was enlarged c1857 and the perimeter wall rebuilt further north. The archway roof is rib-vaulted and flanking doorways have deep chamfers. Above the archway, facing the yard, inscription: 'PERKIN AND BACKHOUSE ARCHITECTS AD 1847'. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: see Armley Prison: Inner range (qv).



Listing NGR: SE2805533360

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