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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.


List entry Number: 1256289



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


District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465092

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SE2932NE GLOBE ROAD, Holbeck 714-1/80/839 (North side) 05/08/76 Nos.6 AND 8 Tower Works, entrance range (Formerly Listed as: GLOBE ROAD Tower Works (Hardings), range of buildings facing Globe Road including offices)


Entrance range to Tower Works. 1864-66. Probably by Thomas Shaw. For TR Harding. Ashlar and brick, some coloured, slate roof, some replaced; modillion cornice, 2 brick stacks right. 1 storey and basement, carriage entrance flanked by 7 (left) and 5 (right) round-headed windows, some blind, moulded surrounds, red and blue brick arches with keyblocks. Rock-faced ashlar plinth to window sill level, pierced to left of arch by 4-centred arched windows; large rusticated round arched entrance with keyblock and paired pilasters supporting entablature, modillion cornice and blocking course; paired end pilasters; moulded brick string at entablature level, 2 inserted windows far right. Entrance passage: stone plinth, cement render incised in imitation of ashlar; left: 5 steps up to round-arched doorway; right: arch of equal height but steps down to basement entrance, original door of 4 recessed panels, partly boarded over. The entrance passage contains fine original gates: 2 leaves, each of 3 x 3 panels, the top panel centre with metal decorative openwork motif representing steel pins with star and monogram, TRH; strap hinges on inner face, small wicket in right gate. Rear, left: small square upper-floor windows, added 1-storey, 1-bay board room/office projects, it has a fine 6-pane bow window and corbel table to eaves, contains probably original panelling and corner safe, not seen in detail; right: undergoing extensive alteration at time of review. INTERIOR: not inspected. The factory produced pins for wool, flax, cotton and silk combing and for carding cloth. The firm's founder was succeeded by his son, Colonel TR Harding, one of the foremost Leeds philanthropists of his day, and the business continued until 1978. (Victorian Society Walks No.6: Douglas J, Hammond C & Powell K: Leeds:3 Suburban Walks: 1987-: 8; Brears, P: The Museum of Leeds Trail).

Listing NGR: SE2960132966

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Brears, P , The Leeds Heritage Trail, (1993)
Douglas, J, Hammond, C, Powell, K, 'Victorian Society Walks' in Leeds Three Suburban Walks, (1987)

National Grid Reference: SE 29601 32966


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