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Bradford College, Old Building, Bradford

Description: Bradford College, Old Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336467

OS Grid Reference: SE1578132818
OS Grid Coordinates: 415781, 432818
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7914, -1.7619

Location: Great Horton Road, Bradford BD7 1TA

Locality: Bradford
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD7 1TA

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

Bradford College, Old Building
SE 1532 45/532


Completed in 1882 to the design of T C Hope of Hope and Jardine. Nearly symmetrical
facade of fine ashlar with Italian Renaissance and Baroque details. Two tall storeys
on hillside site. Left hand part articulated by giant Corinthian pilasters and the
right hand by engaged columns of the same order, on pedestals breaking forward from
plinth. Modillion bracket cornice broken forward in line with orders and dies in
parapet. Round arched colonetted paired light windows to first floor, those to left
hand, as with pilasters, slightly different with carved tympanum. The entrance bay
is emphasised by a break with doubled giant orders and the entablature surmounted
by segmental pediment. Above this rises the tower with a square, colonetted window,
base-broached, with urns on corners, to a polygonal, columned lantern crowned by a
stone dome and cupola, On the east side a 3 bay return of similar design breaks
forward. The tower is a prominent feature of the Bradford skyline.

Listing NGR: SE1578132818

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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