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Corner Block of the Midland Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7954 / 53°47'43"N

Longitude: -1.7518 / 1°45'6"W

OS Eastings: 416447

OS Northings: 433257

OS Grid: SE164332

Mapcode National: GBR JKK.C0

Mapcode Global: WHC99.2V2S

Entry Name: Corner Block of the Midland Hotel

Listing Date: 9 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336259

Location: Bradford, BD1

County: Bradford

Locality: City

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Peter Bradford

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Listing Text

1.
5111 CHEAPSIDE BD1

Corner Block of The Midland Hotel
SE 1633 SW 36/367

II


2.
1878, a Midland Railway Company terminus hotel of some pretention by the Company's
architect. The main corner block, with station yard, is a prominent building of
considerable townscape value. Built of polished sandstone ashlar with grooved
ground floor, the facades rise through 4 tall storeys and steeply mansarded attic
with a 5-storey octagonal corner tower to the former station forecourt end. French
inspired design with some Beaux Arts classical detail. The corner with Cheapside
takes the form of a lofty canted bay with gables, whilst the main entrance is in
a mansard roof canted bay projection. Coupled windows with rinceaux carved panels
above heads. French scrolled iron balcony on fluted stone brackets carried round at
first floor level to octagonal tower. Balconettes of similar design to upper floor
windows. Sill bands and moulded eaves cornice. The tower has dome, originally
copper but now felted. At the base of tower is Pompeian Doric column doorway with
lunette above entablature in ornately carved surround with female head keystone.
Modernised main entrance to Cheapside.


Listing NGR: SE1644733257

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