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Statutory Address:

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

Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 29935 33947



SE2933NE GREAT GEORGE STREET 714-1/75/182 (North side) 25/10/94 No.4 Leonardo Building


Printing works, now offices. c1900. For the firm of Chorley and Pickersgill. Red brick, ashlar, roof not visible. 4 storeys with attic and basement; 3- and 4-bay corner site with Cookridge Street. Brick pilasters, moulded sills and cornices to each floor and eaves. Angled entrance bay to corner has panelled double doors with fanlight over in round arch with fluted pilasters, impost blocks, console brackets and triangular pediment in outer frame of pilasters, console brackets and deep cornice. Bay window above of 4 lights with transom, carries scrolled wrought-iron balcony to 2nd-floor French window of 3 lights, blind panels to 3rd storey, balustraded parapet, corner tower/ventilation shaft of 3 stages with paired round-arched windows, triangular pediment and deep dentilled cornice and balustraded parapet. Fenestration: segmental, and round-arched windows to 2nd storey have keyed arches; segmental arches to basement and flat to 1st and 3rd storeys; flat, and round-arched to 4th storey. Outer bays on each return rise to pierced gable with triangular pediment and ball finials. INTERIOR: not inspected. Similar date and style to the clothing mill at No.91 Great George Street (qv). A Directory entry for 1897 indicates that the printing firm of Sparks and Son was on or near this site, and the building is illustrated in the 1905 directory as the premises of 'Chorley and Pickersgill, The Electric Press, every description of printing', indicating that these were the offices to the printing works at No.39 Cookridge Street, opposite (qv). (Kelly's Directory of Leeds: 1897-; Robinson's Directory of Leeds: 1905-: 16).

Listing NGR: SE2993533947


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'Robinsons Directory' in Leeds, (1905), 16
'Kellys Directory' in Leeds, (1897)


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: 23 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/09460/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hans Van Lemmen. Source Historic England Archive
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