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Premises of the National Union of Miners, Barnsley

Description: Premises of the National Union of Miners

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333761

OS Grid Reference: SE3426406847
OS Grid Coordinates: 434264, 406847
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5571, -1.4842

Location: Victoria Road, Barnsley S74 0JQ

Locality: Barnsley
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S74 0JQ

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Listing Text

(north side),
8/72 No 1
(Premises of the
National Union of
Premises of National Union of Miners (Yorkshire Headquarters). 1874 by
Wade and Turner. Pitch-faced stone with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof.
Two storeys and attics. An ordered but asymmetrical composition comprising
4 bays to Victoria Road, 4 rounded corner bays and 7 bays to Huddersfield Road.
The Huddersfield Road facade has a single-storey square stone porch to bay 3
with arched entrance, engaged colonnettes and small parapet. Ground-floor
windows are segmental-headed. 1st-floor windows are round-arched with hoodmoulds.
Above the doorway the window has elaborate ashlar work to the head and is
surmounted by an attic gable. Bay 1 has a round, 1st-floor oriel window on an
ashlar pedestal. Bay 4 has an attic storey with 2-light, pointed-arched windows
with pavilion roof which has a broad stack to its right side and large corner
finials. Bays 5, 6 and 7 are treated slightly differently, with central doorway,
paired lights to left and a 3-light canted bay to right. The windows have
shouldered heads and deep triangular hoodmoulds. Bay 7 breaks forward slightly
and is gabled. The Victoria Road facade is treated similarly to bays 5, 6 and
7 on Huddersfield Road, apart from bay 4 which is a round tower with narrow
windows and a conical roof. The 4-bay rounded corner has segmental-headed
ground-floor windows, round-arched lst-floor windows with hoodmoulds and a
conical roof with 3 round dormers with scrolled supports and iron cresting to
apex. Moulded stone gutter brackets (parapets to rounded bays with iron cresting).
Tall ornamental stacks.

The building was erected as the Headquarters of the South Yorkshire and
North Derbyshire Miners' Union.

Listing NGR: SE3426406847

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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