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54, St Edward Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.105 / 53°6'17"N

Longitude: -2.0265 / 2°1'35"W

OS Eastings: 398320

OS Northings: 356420

OS Grid: SJ983564

Mapcode National: GBR 24P.BH2

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.V750

Entry Name: 54, St Edward Street

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461688

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Built-Up Area: 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


611-1/6/114 (West side)
13/04/51 No.54


House. Now in use as offices. Mid C18, with some late C19
additions, probably by Larner Sugden, to the rear. Brick with
plain-tiled roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 5-window range with central entrance
hall. Rear wing forms link to parallel rear range possibly
contemporary with, or slightly later than, the frontage block.
Doorcase with pediment carried on scrolled console brackets.
12-pane sash windows with heavy astragals; no glazing bars in
lower panes of ground-floor windows. Painted stone cills and
flat-arched gauged brick heads. Leaded rainwater goods with
feather-like leadwork to rainwater head and fleur-de-lys
motifs on mounting straps. Painted moulded stone eaves
cornice. Coped gables; end wall stacks.
To the rear, the roof slopes down over full-height outshut
apparently a separate phase of building but housing the
staircase (which itself appears to be mid-C18), with bulls-eye
window on upper floor.
Later C19 additions and alterations to rear: 2 full-height bay
windows added to S side of rear wing; one canted with Ipswich
windows with leaded upper lights on first and second storeys;
one squared and timber-framed with brick infill. 12-pane sash
windows in sides and tripartite sash windows to front on each
floor. Narrower upper stage probably a later addition.
Other late C19 additions in the courtyard formed in the angle
of the 2 parallel ranges and the rear wing, comprising
billiard room and service accommodation: former billiard room
has mono-pitched roof with leaded glazing in round-arched
arcaded windows facing N. Half-timbered storeyed wing against
frontage range probably built to house bathrooms etc: leaded
lights to projecting 3-light mullioned windows on each floor.
Similarly styled wing against rear range.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was lived in for a time by Joshua
Wardle, and it seems likely that the various additions were
made to the house during his occupancy. Joshua's son, Thomas
Wardle was visited on many occasions by William Morris.
Stylistic evidence suggests that they were the work of William
Larner Sugden.

Listing NGR: SJ9832056419

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