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Kirklees (Metropolitan Authority)
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National Grid Reference:
SE 14418 16956


ST GEORGE'S SQUARE 1. 5113 The George Hotel SE 1416 NW 1/42 20.9.77 II* GV 2. 1849-50. Architects William Wallen of London, and Charles Child of Todmorden, Yorkshire. Ashlar sandstone. Slate mansard roof. Ashlar stacks. 4 storeys and attics. Deeply moulded eaves cornice with console-shaped triglyphs, between which are paterae alternating with diamond-facetted panels. Rusticated ground floor. Moulded strings above ground and 1st floors. Moulded long and short quoins. Facade breaks forward slightly 6 ins away from corners. 7 ranges of sashes with glazing bars; those on ground floor with vermiculated quoins and keys: those on 1st floor with moulded and shouldered surrounds, cills on brackets, full entablatures, triangular pediments to bays 2 and 6, and segmental pediment on console-shaped scrolls to bay 4; those on 2nd floor with moulded and shouldered surrounds and cills on brackets; those on 3rd floor with moulded and shouldered surrounds, 7 attic dormers with casements and segmental pediments. John William street facade. Similar fenestration. 3 bays. Central 1st floor window has ashlar balcony on 5 deep moulded consoles, with moulded handrail, panelled newels, balustrade composed of intersecting stone circles, and badge with St George in relief. West facade. 3 bays and one to north slightly set back. Similar fenestration, but ground floor windows have plain surrounds and all 1st floor windows have long scrolled consoles to cills. Set back bay has semi-circular on 1st floor with moulded cornice and parapet: 3 windows, same as others but without entablature. Extension to north. 3 storeys and attics. Eaves cornice. 5 bays, of which outer 2 have windows in plain surrounds and 3 inner ones break forward with rusticated quoins. 3 arched windows linked by moulded impost on ground floor; 5 segment-headed sashes with glazing bars in moulded and shouldered frame with keystones on 1st floor; three windows with moulded and shouldered surrounds on 2nd floor. Railings round area at west end of south front, and west front. Cast iron. Baluster finials. History: Built by Sir John William Ramsden, 5th Bart, to replace the George Inn, which stood on the north side of the Market Place, and was re-erected in St Peter's Street when John William Street was built.

Listing NGR: SE1441816956


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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: 05 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/11904/04
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