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Croft House

A Grade II Listed Building in Morley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7504 / 53°45'1"N

Longitude: -1.5994 / 1°35'57"W

OS Eastings: 426513

OS Northings: 428298

OS Grid: SE265282

Mapcode National: GBR KT82.JB

Mapcode Global: WHC9K.DZMR

Entry Name: Croft House

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135136

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341804

Location: Morley, Leeds, LS27

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Morley

Built-Up Area: Morley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Morley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


CHURCH STREET (east side),
Nos 4 and 6 (Croft House)

House, now forms 2 dwellings. Early C19 with later C19 additions.
Birthplace of Lord Oxford and Asquith (12th September 1852, died 15th February
1928) Prime Minister of England 1908-1916. Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate
roof. 2 storeys. 2-cell central -entry plan double-depth with later added
cell to rear. 3-bay symmetrical facade. Semicircular-arched doorway with
impost and fanlight flanked by Doric pilasters with entablature and cornice.
To either side and above, windows with wedge lintels all with altered glazing,
those to ground floor with lowered sills and French windows. Coped gables
with ridge stacks. Addition to rear under 2 gables with coping and ridge stacks.
Left-hand return has 2-storey bay window in ashlar of 3 lights.

Included as the birthplace of the first Liberal Prime Minister of England.

Listing NGR: SE2651328298

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

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