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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 30146 33612



SE3033NW ALBION PLACE 714-1/76/5 (North side) 26/09/63 No.5 (Formerly Listed as: ALBION PLACE (North side) No.5 Church Institute)


Church institute, now shops. 1866-68, converted c1982. By Richard Adams and John Kelly. Polychrome brick with ashlar dressings and stone ornament, steeply-pitched slate gabled roof with ornate octagonal ventilator and spire. Gothic Revival style. Corner site with Lands Lane, 2 storeys and basement. South front: gabled porch incorporates flanking buttresses; 5 gables each with a tall Decorated window and buttresses between, stone tracery and dressings. Ground floor: projecting c1980 apsidal shop windows set within remodelled openings (formerly segmentally arched). Right return (to Lands Lane): huge traceried Gothic window and flanking panels. Richard Adams' earliest known Leeds building; he was architect to the Leeds School Board from 1873, designed several churches, d.1883; his practice was continued by his partner, John Kelly. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: The Church Institute and Sunday School Association was established in 1857 to unite churchmen in an endeavour to extend religious and secular knowledge. The original interior contained a lecture hall for 700-800 persons, seating for tea meetings for 250-300, and a reading room and library of 10,000 volumes. Wall frescoes represented St Oswald planting the cross, St Gregory, St Augustine and medallions of the saints and ecclesiastical banners were suspended from the roof. Exterior and interior illustrated in The Builder. (Kelly's Directory of Leeds: 1899-: 21; The Builder).

Listing NGR: SE3014633612


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'Kellys Directory' in Leeds, (1899), 21


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: 07 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03880/33
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