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Latitude: 53.69 / 53°41'24"N
Longitude: -1.3131 / 1°18'47"W
OS Eastings: 445455
OS Northings: 421724
OS Grid: SE454217
Mapcode National: GBR MT8R.HZ
Mapcode Global: WHDC6.SJW1
Entry Name: 37-41, Ropergate
Listing Date: 15 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135419
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342690
Location: Wakefield, WF8
Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North
Built-Up Area: Pontefract
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 4521 NW
Nos 37-41 (odd)
3 houses, now 2 shops with offices above. Late C18 with mid C19 alterations.
Painted brick in Flemish bond, Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys, 5 bays. Ground
floor: central segmental archway with ashlar voussoirs and fluted keystone;
mid-C19 shop fronts, with plate-glass windows, inverted pilasters with capitals
of small volutes, deep friezes, and lead-topped cornices, in 1st and 4th bays;
4-pane sash windows in 2nd bay; blocked doorway with wedge lintel in 5th bay.
First floor: central tripartite window, with 4-pane -sash flanked by 2-pane
sashes, all under lintel with keyed round arch interrupting wedge lintel, giving
Venetian window effect. Second floor: half-size 4-pane sashes. Windows have
projecting ashlar sills and voussoired wedge lintels. Shaped kneelers (that to
right broken), ashlar coping. Brick stacks at ends and flanking central bay.
Rear: C20 rendering and other alterations. On left return of carriageway is an
ashlar plaque with early-cl9 lettering 'Smyth Street'. The housing in the street
bore a plaque commemorating Pontefract's MP, John Smyth, who was MP 1783-1806,
and an advocate of Reform.
Listing NGR: SE4545521724
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