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Austral House

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7941 / 53°47'38"N

Longitude: -1.7477 / 1°44'51"W

OS Eastings: 416718

OS Northings: 433120

OS Grid: SE167331

Mapcode National: GBR JLK.7G

Mapcode Global: WHC99.4W1Q

Entry Name: Austral House

Listing Date: 9 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337305

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


Nos 51 and 53
(Austral House)
SE 1633 SE 37/1163


1865-69. Apparently, by Eli Milnes. A large 5-storey block of chambers
with warehousing to rear. Exceptionally for the "Little Germany" area, the
elevations are dressed in boldly carved and broadly conceived Gothic detail.
Millstone grit ashlar with finer sandstone dressings and carved ornament.
Ten window bays to main block, and slight flanking breaks of 2 bays with steep
gables. Sharply modelled plinth capping, sill courses and narrow carved
machicolations to eaves. Masonry gablets above with wrought iron work between.
Large polished pink granite columns with foliate caps to ground floor; grey
granite corner shafts to window bays on first floor. Incised, stencil
patterned bands and window arches, the carving on each floor of an individual
character. The top floor is treated as a gallery, articulated by polished
grey granite shafts. Richly carved tympanum over main doorway.

Listing NGR: SE1671833120

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

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