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St George's Hall, Bradford

Description: St George's Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 336529

OS Grid Reference: SE1650332941
OS Grid Coordinates: 416503, 432941
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7925, -1.7510

Location: 38 Bridge Street, Bradford BD1 1JD

Locality: Bradford
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD1 1JD

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Listing Text


St George's Hall
SE 1632 46/133 14.6.63


1851-53 designed by Lockwood and Mawson and the partnership's first major public
commission. A large hall for concerts and meetings, built in a late classical
temple style based on the Birmingham Guildhall but, typically for its date, rather
ponderously detailed. Ashlar sandstone from quarries near Leeds as the Bradford
quarries were not then in full production. The ground floor, treated as a high
podium, is rusticated and vermiculated with panelled impost string and large
garlanded fluted consoles rising above flanking mezzanine window, to support deep
modillion bracket entablature. Pedimented pentastyle engaged portico of the
Composite order with quoin pilasters forming the entrance front above the podium
and the 9 bay wide elevation given the same giant engaged order. Similar return to
Drake Street with flat entablature. Very important corner site.

Listing NGR: SE1650332941

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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