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Pennine House

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7945 / 53°47'40"N

Longitude: -1.748 / 1°44'52"W

OS Eastings: 416700

OS Northings: 433161

OS Grid: SE167331

Mapcode National: GBR JLK.6B

Mapcode Global: WHC99.3WXF

Entry Name: Pennine House

Listing Date: 9 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133621

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337303

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


No 39 (Pennine House)
and Nos 41, 43 and 45
SE 1633 SE 37/1161


Includes No lA Currer Street. 1864 circa 1868, two large blocks of wool
warehouses between Church Bank and Currer Street. Eli Milnes, architect.
Sandstone "brick" with fine quality ashlar dressings. Palazzo details, rather
more ornate with incised ornament on Nos 39 to 43. Five tall storeys and
semi-basement. Canted corner with Church Bank. Battered, deeply rusticated
piers to basement with platband over. Bracketed cornices to ground and second
floors, sill courses, frieze bed mould with consoles rising to modillion
brackets of deep eaves cornice. Pilastered archivolt arched ground floor
windows. First floor windows have linked cambered cornices. On second floor
the windows have panelled lunette heads. Segmental arches to upper floors.
The canted corner has incised pilasters flanking each floor. Pedimented gable
over attic raised above cornice and containing vertical oeuil de boeuf. Roman
Ionic granite columned doorway with 2 light rectangular bay window surmounted
by segmental pediment, projecting above. Paired windows to upper floors with
addition of segmental pediment on third floor. Similar detailing to Church Bank
elevation climbing hill and angled back with curve of road. Large warehouse
portal is adjacent to that of No 45. The staircase lies behind the canted
corner and rises in an octagonal well with ornate cast iron banisters.
Elaborately moulded soffit to steps and boldly modelled plaster panels on
walls. The main double doors are not hung but slide in grooves. No 45 has
very similar elevations but is plainer, without incised ornament. Monumental
doorway with banded pilasters and massive consoles, hung with garlands, to
entablature with balcony over. The return to Currer Street has a 3 bay centre
break with a pedimented gable bracketed in the same manner as the eaves cornice.

Listing NGR: SE1670033161

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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