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Former Office Building at Williamson's Varnish Works, Ripon

Description: Former Office Building at Williamson's Varnish Works

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 January 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 330260

OS Grid Reference: SE3105471017
OS Grid Coordinates: 431054, 471017
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1341, -1.5262

Location: Low Skellgate Close, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1BG

Locality: Ripon
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 1BG

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Listing Text

(south east side)
Former Office
Building at
Williamson's Varnish


Office building. 1925. Red brick with terracotta dressings. Hipped plain tile
roof, with 2 wall stacks. 2 storey plus attic. South river front, 9 bays, with
outer pilasters. 3 bay gabled centre, has flanking painted pilaster strips with
moulded coping. 3 windows with above a terracotta, painted panel inscribed "VARNISH
AND ENAMEL WORKS: ESTABLISHED 1775", above 3 windows with above a similar panel
inscribed "T & R WILLIAMSON LTD", above a large Diocletian window with painted
surround and ornate keystone. Either side 3 bay wings with central 2 storey canted
bay windows in terracotta surrounds, flanked by single narrow windows to each floor,
above large double dormers. West front, 4 bays with central 2 bays gabled and
flanked by external stacks. 4 windows with over central 2 a painted terracotta
panel inscribed "T & R WILLIAMS LTD 1775-1925", and above 4 windows. Central gable
has round headed attic window. Rear north front, 10 bays with projecting 2 bay
gabled centre with pairs of bays defined by pilasters. Off centre doorway has
double doors a gabled terracotta surround inscribed "1925", above 2 stepped windows
and a semi-circular window above. Either side pairs of windows with 2, 3 light
dormers above.

Listing NGR: SE3105471017

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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