Electric Press Building, Leeds
Description: Electric Press Building
Date Listed: 25 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 466103
OS Grid Reference: SE2989433956
OS Grid Coordinates: 429894, 433956
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8011, -1.5476
Location: 39 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW
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SE2933NE COOKRIDGE STREET
714-1/75/134 (West side)
Electric Press Building
Printing works. c1900. For the firm of Chorley and
Pickersgill. Red brick, stone dressings, slate roof,
wrought-iron gates and overthrow, steel frame.
3 storeys with attic and basement. Corner site with 9 windows
to Cookridge Street, 3 windows to Great George Street. Curved
corner with segmental arch entrance with Tuscan columns,
carved head keyblock, carved spandrels, dentilled cornice and
balustrading above fronting 2-light round-arched window;
similar window to 2nd floor.
A similar blind entrance with columns, cornice and balustrade
at the centre of the right return, a goods entrance far right
with hinged double panelled doors and a narrower entrance with
double doors to right again. Ground-floor windows: large,
segmental headed with moulded architraves and keyblocks. Large
round-arched moulded brick windows to 1st and 2nd floors;
pedimented dormers face Cookridge Street. Stone plinth, sill
bands, heavy dentilled cornice with acroteria above.
A tall corniced chimney stack at the NW corner has 'THE
ELECTRIC PRESS' in white tiles.
INTERIOR: the goods entrance opens into an open high ground
floor, columns and girders with raised lettering: 'LEEDS STEEL
WORKS'; offices possibly at S end, not seen at Review. The
narrow door far right opens into a stone stair; 1st and 2nd
floors have a central row of Tuscan columns with double roll
mouldings; half the 1st floor has an inserted steel-framed
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: fine double gates and overthrow with husk
motif, scrolls and monogram 'CP'.
Built on the opposite corner to the office premises, No.4
Great George Street (qv).
Listing NGR: SE2989433956
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