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53 and 55, Leeds Road Bd1, Bradford

Description: 53 and 55, Leeds Road Bd1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336713

OS Grid Reference: SE1677133060
OS Grid Coordinates: 416771, 433060
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7936, -1.7469

Location: A647, Bradford BD1 5DT

Locality: Bradford
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD1 5DT

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Listing Text


Nos 53 and 55
SE 1633 SE 37/708


Warehouse/offices on corner site with Vicar Lane and part of the "Little Germany"
mercantile precinct. Architect Eli Milnes, 1862. No 55 is a slightly later
extension in similar style. Four tall storeys, ashlar sandstone on rusticated
vermiculated basement storey. The corner bowed and slightly inset. Sill bands
and bracket cornice over raised ground floor. Heavy console bracket cornice over
third floor. Frieze and moulded eaves cornice. Section of pierced parapet between
chimneys over corner. Awkwardly arched ground floor windows with linking impost
string, cartouches set in spandrels to Leeds road front. First floor windows
have pilaster strips and cornices on console brackets. Engaged Doric columned
doorway to No 53 with deep full entablature.Similar pilastered doorway to No 55.
Above the latter rises a 5 storey quoin pilastered tower linking the 2 facades,
nearly flush with them, and serving to mark the slight change in angle of the
building line. The first floor has a pilastered oriel bow window, paired round
headed light to upper floor and top stage with clock faces over-arched by eaves
cornice, the corner supported by paired consoles. The right hand elevation,
No 55, had pedimented oeuil de boeuf dormers above third floor cornice. This
rich Italianate design holds an important corner site.

Listing NGR: SE1677133060

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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