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The Yorkshire Sports, Telegraph and Argus Building, Bradford

Description: The Yorkshire Sports, Telegraph and Argus Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 336530

OS Grid Reference: SE1651632962
OS Grid Coordinates: 416516, 432962
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7927, -1.7508

Location: Bradford City Centre, Hall Ings (Stop H9) BD1 1JD

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

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Listing Text


The Yorkshire Sports, Telegraph

and Argus Building
SE 1632 46/134 14.6.63


The first Italian palazzo front in Bradford, a large home trade warehouse designed by
Andrews and Delanney 1851-53 for the drapery firm of Milligan and Forbes (both
partners served as mayors of Bradford). Five-storeys, ashlar sandstone elevation to
Hall Ings with strong horizontal emphasis provided by the horizontal grooving of
the ground floor and the moulded sill bands and balustraded stone balconies on the
first floor. Dentil enriched, deep modillion bracket eaves cornice, Chamfered
rusticated quoins. Pilaster framed groumd floor windows, flanking strips first floor,
with console brackets supporting broken entablatures with enriched friezes, the
cornices serving as broken forward sills to the second floor windows which have
archivolt arches surmounted by triangular bracketed pediments; very elongated shallow
consoles used as pilaster strips flanking square architrave surround top floor
windows. The rear elevation has similar details but is of 4-storeys only and due to
closer window spacing the decorative features are applied only to alternate windows.
Important site adjacent to St George's Hall.

Listing NGR: SE1651632962

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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