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The Kings Cantonese Restaurant and Attached Stable Block to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Drighlington, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7567 / 53°45'24"N

Longitude: -1.6609 / 1°39'39"W

OS Eastings: 422455

OS Northings: 428977

OS Grid: SE224289

Mapcode National: GBR JTV0.62

Mapcode Global: WHC9J.GTBY

Entry Name: The Kings Cantonese Restaurant and Attached Stable Block to Rear

Listing Date: 7 August 1964

Last Amended: 19 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341795

Location: Drighlington, Leeds, BD11

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Drighlington

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Drighlington St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 22 NW BD11
SE 2228 (north side)

1/5 No 1
(formerly listed as
7.8.64 No 1 King Street)

The address shall be amended to read:-

SE 22 NW
SE 2228
1/5 The Kings Cantonese
Restaurant and attached
7.8.64 stable block to rear (formerly
listed as No. 1 King Street)


The description shall be amended to read:-

House, now restaurant with former stable block attached to rear range.
Probably mid-18th century with early 19th century addition. Dressed
sandstone with ashlar dressings and quoins, stone slate roofs. 2
storey with attic. 2-cell direct-entry plan, double depth, L-shaped
with wing attached to rear of 1st cell. House: 3-bay symmetrical
facade. Central doorway has composite jambs and ashlar lintel with
segmental arch and dropped keystone, moulded surround much weathered.
Above door is enriched carved panel with 2 split balusters set either
side raised circle which has marks of gnomen of former sundial. Above
is a blind bullseye window the oval recessed having a ball in relief.
To either side on both floors are windows with plain-stone surrounds
and overlapping sills and lintels (possibly tripartite sashed windows
reduced in width). Modern timber glazing of tripartite form with
applied diamond leading. Curved gutter brackets, coped gables with
kneelers and ashlar stacks. Left-hand return: (fronts King Street)
set in house gable, 2 windows to ground floor with plain stone
surrounds and projecting sills and smaller one above with blocked
window to attic. Attached to rear of house 2-storey long range at
right angles of two builds as indicated by quoins separating 2 cells.
First cell has 2-light windows to each floor.
Second cell has doorway with monolithic jambs to left of 19th century
single-light sash with 18th century 2-light window above. Square
gutter brackets. Single-storey link to left-hand corner block,
originally the stables and a separate structure, which breaks forward
and terminates at the road junction. Former Stable building: this has
regularly coursed stone work with hipped stone-slate roof. The
elevation to King Street is obscured by hoarding, but from interior
evidence has 6 tall arch-headed windows (blocked). Rear elevation:
fronts Whitehall Road and has former taking-in door to first floor
reduced to window. Attached to left and integral with this building,
is a single-storey range with corrugated iron roof. This was possibly
a cart shed originally being adjacent to the stable block. Right-hand
return of house and attached buildings partly rendered. Interior:
House, ground floor largely featureless apart from a dog-leg stair,
open-strung with decorative stringing (modern stick balusters and
handrail) and panelled understair with raised-and-fielded panels.
First floor has oak beamed ceilings with stop-chamfered spine beams
and slender wavy floor-joists which support the attic floor. The
windows on the front have panelled surrounds with raised-and-fielded
panels and under panels. Long range, has a roof with a single oak
king-post truss the tie-beam heavily cambered and with long braces to
a square-set ridge. Low angled principal rafters carry single
continuously scarfed purlins. Above the west 2-light window is a deep
oak lintel. Stable: the west wall has 6 tall recessed blank arches
having semicircular-arched heads with brick 'soldiers'. Continuous
timber sill has metal railed hay-rack with substantial bars surviving
to 4 of the recesses. The east wall has two doorways (one blocked)
and a window with the tie-stone jamb of the door forming the window
sill. Between the doors is a large timber rack with long wooden pegs
for hanging harness. Hayloft floor carried by 3 oak spine beams with
run-out stops. Brick division wall to north end formerly supported
hay-loft floor (most joists gone) with taking-in door in North gable,
had tack-room under. Roof: 4 bays with soft-wood 'fish-bone' king-
post trusses the tie-beam bolted through tot he king post. Two pairs
of oak tusked-purlins chamfered with run-out stops, the through tenons
pegged, support original oak rafters. The hipped ends have ties at
right angles. In a prominent position at the junction of two main
roads: the house is built alongside the Bradford and Wakefield
Turnpike Road of 1752/3, this may well be the date of the construction
of the house; while the stable and cart shed (or coach house) follows
the alignment of the Leeds and Whitehall Turnpike Road of 1825/6, the
probable date of the stable addition.


SE 2228 MORLEY (north side)

1/5 No 1
(formerly listed
7.8.64 as No 1 King Street)


House. Probably mid C18 with early Cl9 addition. Dressed stone, ashlar
quoins, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 2-cell direct-entry plan, double depth
L-shaped with wing attached to rear of 1st cell. Central doorway has composite
jambs, chamfered surround and segmental lintel with false keystones. Above
door is elaborately enriched carved panel under a bullseye window (blind)
To either side on both floors are windows with plain stone surrounds, possibly
originally tripartite sashes (altered glazing). Moulded gutter brackets.
Coped gables with kneelers and ridge stacks. Left-hand return has 2 sash
windows with plain stone surrounds and projecting sills with single sash
above. Wing on left is of 2 builds as indicated by quoins separating 2 cells.
1st cell has 2-light windows to each floor. 2nd cell has doorway with mono-
lithic jambs to left of C19 single-light sash with Cl8 2-light window above
(one light blocked). Square gutter brackets. Unoccupied at time of resurvey.
In a prominent position at the junction of 2 main roads.

Listing NGR: SE2245528977

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