THE MANSION GOTTS PARK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1256386
Date first listed:
19-Oct-1951
Statutory Address:
THE MANSION GOTTS PARK, ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE MANSION GOTTS PARK, ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 26364 34386

Details

LEEDS

SE2634 ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD, Upper Armley 714-1/27/1197 (East side (off)) 19/10/51 The Mansion, Gott's Park

II

Formerly known as: Armley House ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD Upper Armley. Country house, now offices and clubhouse, with terrace wall and steps. 1781 for Thomas Woolrick, remodelled 1810-1820 by Robert Smirke for Benjamin Gott. Ashlar, low-pitched hipped slate roof. Greek Revival style. 2 storeys, 3 bays, flanking single-storey curved wings. E front: projecting portico with giant fluted Ionic columns supporting entablature and pediment, enclosing wide 2-storeyed canted bay. Sash windows, continuous 1st-floor sill band; 3 round-arched windows to flanking wings, cornice and parapet, balustraded side wings. Tall corniced stacks behind ridge. West front: a parallel 2-storey, 3-window hipped-roofed block with mid C19 features: single-storey glazed ashlar porch has pilasters, deep eaves on stone brackets; architraves to windows, sill band, eaves cornice and blocking course. Tall corniced end stacks. Outer wings demolished mid C20. Sunken service courtyard of apsidal design at northern end. INTERIOR: entrance hall has black and white chequered stone floor, egg-and-dart mouldings to outer and inner hall cornices. 2-flight cantilevered stairs, the balustrade covered, ramped handrail, segmental arch; on the landing paired columns in antis, fluted capitals. Principal rooms not seen. Important features of the house are Gott's cast-iron service stair and the fire-proof structure which includes cast-iron beams supporting vaulted masonry floors and cast-iron panelled doors. The first Greek Revival house built in West Yorkshire. (Linstrum D: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture: 1978-: 80-82).



Listing NGR: SE2636434386

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
464960
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Linstrum, D, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978), 80-82

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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