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Latitude: 53.6917 / 53°41'30"N
Longitude: -1.3087 / 1°18'31"W
OS Eastings: 445747
OS Northings: 421913
OS Grid: SE457219
Mapcode National: GBR MT9R.GC
Mapcode Global: WHDC6.VGZR
Entry Name: Former Solictors Office
Listing Date: 15 July 1985
Last Amended: 15 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135444
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342643
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 NE
8/4 Former Solicitor's Office
(formerly listed as Baxter
House, then shop and office, disused at time of resurvey. Cl7 with late C19
refronting. Red brick in English garden wall bond; Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys,
2 first-floor windows, with lower bay to left. Main range has on ground floor,
from left, C19 shop front; flush door; 2-pane sash window. First floor: 4-pane
sash windows. Windows have projecting sills and brick shallow segmental arches.
End stack to right. Left bay has matching window on ground floor and ashlar blind
oculus above. Visible through shop window is a very fine C17 ceiling, with a
central lozenge with acorns and oak leaf foliage, within border of grapes and vine
leaves; with pomegranates and vine trail fronds on outside of each corner, and
contemporary simple moulded deep cornice; to rear, late C18 or early C19 turned
baluster staircase. Earlier list description dates ceiling to c1630 and compares
it to similar designs at the Nunnery, Arthington and Headlands Hall, Liversedge.
Listing NGR: SE4574721913
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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