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Bradford College, Old Building

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7914 / 53°47'29"N

Longitude: -1.7619 / 1°45'42"W

OS Eastings: 415781

OS Northings: 432818

OS Grid: SE157328

Mapcode National: GBR JHL.6F

Mapcode Global: WHC98.XY5S

Entry Name: Bradford College, Old Building

Listing Date: 9 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336467

Location: Bradford, BD7

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Horton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

Bradford College, Old Building
SE 1532 45/532


Completed in 1882 to the design of T C Hope of Hope and Jardine. Nearly symmetrical
facade of fine ashlar with Italian Renaissance and Baroque details. Two tall storeys
on hillside site. Left hand part articulated by giant Corinthian pilasters and the
right hand by engaged columns of the same order, on pedestals breaking forward from
plinth. Modillion bracket cornice broken forward in line with orders and dies in
parapet. Round arched colonetted paired light windows to first floor, those to left
hand, as with pilasters, slightly different with carved tympanum. The entrance bay
is emphasised by a break with doubled giant orders and the entablature surmounted
by segmental pediment. Above this rises the tower with a square, colonetted window,
base-broached, with urns on corners, to a polygonal, columned lantern crowned by a
stone dome and cupola, On the east side a 3 bay return of similar design breaks
forward. The tower is a prominent feature of the Bradford skyline.

Listing NGR: SE1578132818

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