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Statutory Address:

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Bradford (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 16479 33898


1. 5111 CANAL ROAD BD1

Bradford Conditioning House SE 1633 35/330


2. Corner site with Cape Street. The Conditioning House was built by the Corporation on continental precedents to check and control the moisture content of textiles by means of laboratory examination and certify their true weight and length. It is the only one of its kind in this country. The service was established in 1887 and the Conditioning House was purpose built 1900-02 by the city architect F E P Edwards to the designs of F Wild who died in 1901. The building is erected on 4-storeys and basement around 3 sides of an open court. Restrained detailing with elements of the Queen Anne style. Sandstone "brick" with ashlar dressings, ashlar ground floor and vermiculated rustication to the basement, ie in the warehouse tradition giving emphasis to the lower storeys. Centrepiece to Cape Street with pedimented blind attic and ball finials, flanking pilaster strips and pilastered portal with ornate east iron gates. The canted corner with Canal Road is similarly treated and the return elevation is a long, plain range with 2 segmental pedimented blind attic features: important corner site.

Listing NGR: SE1647933898


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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: 08 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15815/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Nigel Wood. Source Historic England Archive
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