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UNITY HOUSE

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.

Name: UNITY HOUSE

List entry Number: 1272860

Location

UNITY HOUSE, 79-83, WESTGATE

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

County:

District: Wakefield

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Aug-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 447460

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History

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Details

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1. WESTGATE 5115 (South Side)

Unity House 79-83 (odd) SE 3220 NE 1/312

II GV 2. Shops, offices and meeting hall. 1908. Red brick with terracotta dress- ings, and slate roofs. West front, 3 storey plus attic. 9 bays with 3 bay office to right. Off-centre entrance with segment arched opening and central curved keystone, plus stone brackets supporting a balcony. Ornate iron gates and overthrow. Eitherside are 2 plate glass shop fronts, with pilasters between. Above to the right 6, 2 light sashes and to the left two 2 light and a single 3 light segment headed casements. Above 9 tall round headed windows with wooden tracey and plain pilasters between topped by a moulded cornice, and 2 partly stepped gables. The roof is topped by the base of a former cupola. The 3 bay office to the right has a projecting centre, with to the left a segment headed carriage arch with plank doors, a 4 light segment headed casement and beyond a plank door with overlight. Above a central 4 light segment headed windows with a similar 3 light window to the left, and a plain sash to the right. Above a central triple sash, with a double sash to the left and a single to the right. Above again a curved gable with a double casement. The north-west corner has an octagonal tower topped by a short spire. The north, front, in 2 sections. To the right a 3 bay gabled section with 2 slate glass shop fronts, and above a 2 light segment headed casement, flanked by 3 light similar windows. Then an ornate terracotta plague inscribed "UNITY HALL", with above a pair of 4 light pointed arc windows with wooden tracery, within a single segment headed ogee arch. Above an elaborately moulded cornice and an ornate gabled with a small 2 light window. To the left a projecting octagonal turret with banded spire. The left section has 2 plate glass shop fronts and above 4 segment headed arches the central 2 containing 3 light casements, the outer 2 with pierced balconies and inner angled 2 light segment. headed windows. Above 2 central double, sashes with eitherside pairs of angle sashes all with flat moulded heads. Deeply moulded cornice and hipped roof. with iron finials and connecting iron ridge piece. Interior has upper meeting -hall with ornate wooden roof now obscured by a false ceiling.

Listing NGR: SE3297220706

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National Grid Reference: SE 32972 20706

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