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17, Corn Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6918 / 53°41'30"N

Longitude: -1.3138 / 1°18'49"W

OS Eastings: 445412

OS Northings: 421922

OS Grid: SE454219

Mapcode National: GBR MT8R.CB

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.SGLN

Entry Name: 17, Corn Market

Listing Date: 5 November 1988

Last Amended: 15 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342659

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

SK 4521 NW
(south-west side)
No 17 (formerly listed
5.11.88 as 'Premises occupied by


House, now shop. Mid C18 with early and late C19 additions and C20 alte-
rations. Rendered brick with stone dressings and slate roof. Two storeys and 5
bays, central entrance and through-passage to left-hand bay. Plinth. Left-hand
passage entrance to Jackson Court has rusticated semicircular headed archway
with radiating voussoirs set in eared architrave below pulvinated frieze and
moulded cornice. C20 shop front to right. Wide first-floor band. 5 first-
floor sashes with glazing bars on plain sill band broken by projecting brackets
sills to outer and central windows. Outer windows below floating cornices,
central window in architrave below cornice supported by fluted consoles.
Moulded and bracketed stone cornice to hipped roof with brick rear and side wall
stacks. Rear elevation has 2-storey early C19 bow with small-pane windows to
back of original house, which also has a substantial double cogged and stepped
brick cornice and mid-C19 addition to left. Addition altered to ground floor
but with original sashes, some with glazing bars missing, to first and second
floors; all below original flat brick arches and with stone sills. Interior
has, to rear right, good mid-cl8 staircase of curving open-well plan with
paterae on open string; this is lit by a Venetian window in the surving wall
with Ionic inner columns and outer pilasters, pulvinated frieze and dentil cor-
nice over outer lights; modillion cornice to ceiling; first-floor front room to
Left has acanthus-leaf decoration to ceiling cornice and frieze; first-floor
front room to right has coved ceiling.

Listing NGR: SE4541221922

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

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