ST JAMES HOSPITAL NORTHSIDE BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1256272
Date first listed:
22-Nov-1974
Statutory Address:
ST JAMES HOSPITAL NORTHSIDE BUILDING, BECKETT STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST JAMES HOSPITAL NORTHSIDE BUILDING, BECKETT STREET

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 31800 34758

Details

LEEDS

SE33SW BECKETT STREET, Sheepscar 714-1/11/1103 (West side) 22/11/74 St James' Hospital: Northside Building

GV II

Workhouse, later hospital and medical museum. Dated 1858.By Perkin and Backhouse of Leeds. Conversion to Thackray Medical Museum, 1995. Red brick with white brick banding, stone dressings, slate roof. 3 storeys, 15 unequal bays, central and flanking bays project, the centre with two 3-storey canted bays and large round-arched window between with entrance below. Doorways with semicircular overlights to bays 2, 6, 8 (centre), 10 and 14 (blocked). Rusticated pilasters. Ornate pierced stone parapet rising to widely spaced Dutch gables with finials. Modillion cornice. Large square central tower with date: 'A.D./ MDCCCLVIII', rusticated pilasters to corner turrets with ogee-shaped roofs each with large wind vane. INTERIOR: not inspected. The Leeds New Workhouse was built to accomodate 800 persons, at a cost of »32,000. The foundation stone was laid in 1858 and the building opened 28/03/1861. Later part of the Leeds Township Infirmary, funded by the Poor Law Guardians and built in 1874. Now the Ashley Wing, Elderly Services Department of St James' University Hospital. (RCHME: Report: St James's University Hospital: 1995-).





Listing NGR: SE3180034758

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
465075
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
St James's University Hospital Report, (1995)

Legal

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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