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St George's Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7925 / 53°47'33"N

Longitude: -1.751 / 1°45'3"W

OS Eastings: 416503

OS Northings: 432941

OS Grid: SE165329

Mapcode National: GBR JKL.K1

Mapcode Global: WHC99.2XHY

Entry Name: St George's Hall

Listing Date: 14 June 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338589

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336529

Location: Bradford, BD1

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Peter Bradford

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


St George's Hall
SE 1632 46/133 14.6.63


1851-53 designed by Lockwood and Mawson and the partnership's first major public
commission. A large hall for concerts and meetings, built in a late classical
temple style based on the Birmingham Guildhall but, typically for its date, rather
ponderously detailed. Ashlar sandstone from quarries near Leeds as the Bradford
quarries were not then in full production. The ground floor, treated as a high
podium, is rusticated and vermiculated with panelled impost string and large
garlanded fluted consoles rising above flanking mezzanine window, to support deep
modillion bracket entablature. Pedimented pentastyle engaged portico of the
Composite order with quoin pilasters forming the entrance front above the podium
and the 9 bay wide elevation given the same giant engaged order. Similar return to
Drake Street with flat entablature. Very important corner site.

Listing NGR: SE1650332941

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