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THORESBY BUILDING WITH ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES

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: THORESBY BUILDING WITH ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES

List entry Number: 1256255

Location

THORESBY BUILDING WITH ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES, 2, GREAT GEORGE STREET

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: 10-Sep-1993

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465105

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE2933NE GREAT GEORGE STREET 714-1/75/181 (South side) 10/09/93 No.2 Thoresby Building with attached railings and gates (Formerly Listed as: ROSSINGTON STREET (South side) Thoresby Building, City of Leeds School with attached railings)

GV II

Formerly known as: Thoresby High School GREAT GEORGE STREET. Pupil teachers' college, later school, now offices, with yard walls, railings and gates. Dated 1900. By Walter Samuel Braithwaite. For Leeds School Board. Converted 1994-5 by Leeds Design Consultancy. Brick, stone dressings, slate roof. 4 storeys, the principal facade on the E side of 5 uneven bays, the facades to Rossington Street and Great George Street each of 3 bays with 3, 6 and 3 windows. Classical style. Rossington Street facade has Corinthian pilasters and a deep cornice below top storey which has 5-light Diocletian windows and carved gables with 'AD' and '1900' in oval plaques. Similar facade to Great George Street, but stone carved detailing to gables. East front has entrances with stone surrounds, Diocletian windows and carved gables to bays 1 and 5, projecting square-section turrets with Ionic pilasters, louvred ventilators, modillion cornice and ogee roofs to bays 2 and 4. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: wrought-iron railings and double gates with pointed finials to Rossington Street, with low brick wall and square-section piers with segmental pedimented capstones, linked to the playground boundary at W end; similar shorter length with gate piers and gates at S side of Yard. HISTORICAL NOTE: the Pupil Teachers' College was opened in 1901 for 600 students. 10 ground-floor classrooms held 35-42 students each; on the 1st floor 10 classrooms opened off a balcony extending round 3 sides of the central hall; there were 8 art rooms on the upper floors and the basement housed 4 manual workshops and 2 cookery kitchens. In 1909 the girls from the Central Higher Grade School (now City of Leeds School) were moved to this building and it became the Thoresby High School; in 1972 it was amalgamated with the City of Leeds School (qv).

(Printed and published by Durham's Ltd: Souvenir of the Leeds School Board, 1870-1903; Linstrum, D: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture: London: 1978-: 372).



Listing NGR: SE2995833972

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Souvenir of the Leeds School Board 1870-1903
Linstrum, D, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978), 372

National Grid Reference: SE 29958 33972

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