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Main Block at St Luke's Hospital, Trident

Description: Main Block at St Luke's Hospital

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 28 January 1983
Date Delisted: 16 September 1997
English Heritage Building ID: 336779

OS Grid Reference: SE1581432014
OS Grid Coordinates: 415814, 432014
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7842, -1.7615

Location: Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 0NF

Locality: Trident
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD5 0NF

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Listing Text

The following building was de-listed on 16th September 1997.

(east side)

Entrance range facing road
and main block to rear at
St Luke's Hospital
SE 1532 45/766
SE 1531 NE 55/766 28.1.83


1852. Built as the Bradford Union Workhouse. Lockwood and Mawson were the architects
and the workhouse is, with St Georges Hall, their earliest commission in Bradford,
contemporary with their work at Saltaire. Simple Italianate detailing relating to
features at Saltaire. Single storey ranges flanking 2 storey entrance pavilion,
nearest road. Arcaded ground floor windows. Deep modillion bracket eaves cornices.
Hipped slate roofs. The 2 storey centre has a 3 bay front. Paired archivolt arched
pilastered windows on first floor, sill band. Single arched windows on ground floor
and large projecting portal with archivolt arch rising from squat piers, heavy
bracketed cornice above. The main block lies behind built on an H plan with a
long forecourt. Three storeys sandstone "brick" with ashlar dressings. Five bay,
broad cross range with centre break of 3 windows. Sill bands and deep flat eaves on
modillion brackets. Slight central recess to break surmounted by pilastered belvedere
with pyramid roof. First floor archivolt arched windows, linking impost string.
Plain linteled windows to ground and second floors, some retaining glazing bar
sashes. The top floor of centre break has triple grouping of smaller arched windows,
only the centre glazed. Principal entrance is of similar design to portal in
entrance pavilion. The wings have low pitched gabled fronts with overhanging eaves,
broken forward over central grouping of 3 arcaded windows. Engaged columns dividing
lights on second floor; solid ashlar balconettes to first floor windows. The 11 bay
side elevations have similar detailing to front. The centre 3 bays break forward
with the eaves carried up in low pitcher gable. At the ridge intersection of the
cross wings with the main block are low octagonal lanterns with lunettes and inverted
consoles rising to breaks in cornice capping.

Listing NGR: SE1597132969

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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