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ARMLEY PRISON: ENTRANCE RANGE AND FLANKING WALLS

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: ARMLEY PRISON: ENTRANCE RANGE AND FLANKING WALLS

List entry Number: 1256248

Location

ARMLEY PRISON: ENTRANCE RANGE AND FLANKING WALLS, GLOUCESTER TERRACE

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: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465097

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List entry Description

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History

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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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National Grid Reference: SE 28055 33360

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