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Victoria Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1042 / 53°6'15"N

Longitude: -2.0261 / 2°1'33"W

OS Eastings: 398350

OS Northings: 356331

OS Grid: SJ983563

Mapcode National: GBR 24P.JKK

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.V7CM

Entry Name: Victoria Buildings

Listing Date: 14 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268535

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461698

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


LEEK

SJ9856SW ST EDWARD STREET
611-1/6/124 (West side)
Victoria Buildings

GV II

Includes: Nos.2, 4 AND 4A Victoria Buildings BROAD STREET.
Terrace of shops with accommodation above, occupying corner
site. Dated 1897. Designed by James G Smith for Henry
Bermingham, a local silk manufacturer. Ashlar to ground floor,
half-timbering above. Plain-tiled roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 shop fronts to Broad Street elevation, in moulded
stone arches, a single original shop front surviving to the
right, with inset door to left and mullioned upper lights.
Other shop fronts inserted in original openings. Doorway
giving access to upper floors between the shop fronts to right
of centre with bulls-eye window and date above, and paired
2-light mullioned windows to right.
Similar shop front across angle with St Edward Street
elevation, which has a further original shop front. Moulded
cornice over ground floor, then 4 gabled bays to Broad Street
elevation, variously fenestrated with 2 and 4-light mullioned
windows on each floor. Lozenge leadwork to all windows.
Shallow oriel windows to attic storey. Close-studded timbering
with arched tension braces, and arcading beneath the windows
of the upper storey. Canted gable across angle with St Edward
Street elevation, with 2-light mullioned window on each floor.
Wide gable to St Edward Street with shop front and adjacent
doorway to ground floor, paired 3-light mullioned windows to
first floor, and 6-light mullioned window in wide gable apex,
which is enriched with ogee decorative timbering. End wall and
axial stacks, all with star-shaped shafts and corbelled caps.
Prominent and intricately detailed example of revival 'black
and white'.
INTERIOR: not inspected.



Listing NGR: SJ9835056330

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