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Victoria Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Queensbury, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7691 / 53°46'8"N

Longitude: -1.8426 / 1°50'33"W

OS Eastings: 410473

OS Northings: 430316

OS Grid: SE104303

Mapcode National: GBR HSKV.WM

Mapcode Global: WHC9F.NJSD

Entry Name: Victoria Hall

Listing Date: 7 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133589

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337412

Location: Bradford, BD13

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: Queensbury

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Queensbury Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side),

5/38 Victoria Hall.


Public hall incorporating swimming baths, library and council chamber.
1888-91 by T. H. and F. Healey of Bradford. Ashlar. Westmorland
slate roof. Two storeys and basement. Asymmetrical but ordered facade
in well detailed 'Queen Anne' style, consisting of 3 major blocks plus
a single bay set back to right. The central block breaks forward and
has a portico, up 4 steps, with paired Ionic columns supporting entablature
with balustraded parapet. The round-arched entrance has double, panelled
doors, fanlight, moulded architrave and carved foliage to spandrels. The
centre bay is surmounted by a tall square tower with pilaster strips, deep
frieze with festoon and carved panels, dentilled cornice and undulating
parapet with set back corner pinnacles. Above is an octagonal lantern
with mullioned and transomed windows, dome and tall finial. To each side
block is a basement light-well with arcaded balustrade. The left block
is of 3 bays with, on ground floor, a large central mullioned and transomed
bay window with lower half of central light round-headed. Above is high
parapet swept over elaborate shield and stag's head motif. To each side
of the window is an elaborate cartouche depicting the themes of work and
culture . The central 1st-floor window is of 8-lights, mullioned and
transomed with semicircular head. The window rises above eaves level as
pedimented dormer. A pavilion roof surmounts the left block. The right
block has similar 6-light window to lst-floor. Further to the right,
the set-back bay is more plain but has an elaborate doorway set in the
angle. The left elevation has large cross-windows, at 1st-floor level,
to main hall.

Interior: The entrance hall has doorways with coloured leaded glass,
stone staircase with moulded soffits and iron balustrade and stained
glass stair window. The main hall has panelled dado, stage, and raking
gallery and 2 cast-iron columns.

F. Barrett, A History of Queensbury, 1963.

Listing NGR: SE1047330316

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