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Royal Arcade Crown Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Keighley, Bradford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8663 / 53°51'58"N

Longitude: -1.9058 / 1°54'20"W

OS Eastings: 406292

OS Northings: 441119

OS Grid: SE062411

Mapcode National: GBR HR4Q.6S

Mapcode Global: WHB7W.P2PW

Entry Name: Royal Arcade Crown Buildings

Listing Date: 22 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133998

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338419

Location: Keighley, Bradford, BD21

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Keighley

Built-Up Area: Keighley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Keighley

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

KEIGHLEY LOW STREET
SE 0641 SW (North Side)
27/313
Nos 67 to 81 (odd) and
Royal Arcade: Crown
Buildings

II


Shops and shopping arcade with offices over. 1899 built for Turner and Fowlds
incorporating early C19 building. Ashlar with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with
10 stone stacks . 3 storey. Moulded bands, pilasters between bays with ornately
carved capitals, moulded eaves and parapet topped by ball finials. South, Low Street
front. 7 bays, with 3 bay earlier building to left. 6 shops with to the left an
arcade arch, then 2 further shops. Above central 2 storey curved bay window with
3 sashes, beyond to right a single further sash, all in shouldered surrounds. Beyond
to left over arcade a round arch with keystone, and panel inscribed ROYAL ARCADE.
Upper floor has similar fenestration pattern, with 3 windows over arcade entrance,
all with bracketted flat hoods. Parapet inscribed CROWN BUILDINGS. Central bay
topped by a gabled dormer with broken segmental pediment. Beyond to left a lower
early C19 building with a double and a single sash and above 3 casements. Topped by
a stone slate hipped roof. Corner to south-east has recessed entrance with door and
overlight, above a projecting canted bay window with 3 sashes to each floor. Topped
by an octagonal cupola with missing dome. East, Fleece Street front. 8 bays, with
from the right a flat headed carriage entrance, then a shop front and a recessed
entrance to offices, then 2 further shop. fronts and an arcade entrance, with beyond
a pair of shop fronts. Above the arcade entrance has a round arch with keystone,
and panel inscribed 'ROYAL ARCADE'. To the right 4 bays, the centre 2 with
3 windows and the outer 2 with 2 windows. To the left 3 bays, the first with
3 windows, the second with one window, and the third with 2 windows. All in
shouldered surrounds. Upper floor has similar fenestration pattern, with 3 windows
over the arcade arch, all with bracketted flat hoods. Windows are plain sashes
throughout. 2 storey L-plan shopping arcade, with east arm now blocked. Most
internal shop fronts survive, with balcony to east, and glazed roof. This building
also includes Nos 1, 3 and 9 Fleece Street.


Listing NGR: SE0629241119

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