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Former Solictors Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135444

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342643

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

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

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Listing Text

PONTEFRACT BAXTERGATE
SE 4521 NE
(south-west side)
8/4 Former Solicitor's Office
(formerly listed as Baxter
15.7.85 Gate)
GV II

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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