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37 and 39, Market Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6912 / 53°41'28"N

Longitude: -1.3112 / 1°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 445584

OS Northings: 421856

OS Grid: SE455218

Mapcode National: GBR MT8R.YK

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.THT4

Entry Name: 37 and 39, Market Place

Listing Date: 15 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135459

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342680

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

SE 4521 NE
(south-east side)
Nos 37 and 39

Emporium, now shop. 1894. For England's furnishing and ironmongers' store. Biege
terracotta made by Leeds Fireclay Company, probably originally facing a cast-iron
framed building, now replaced by a late C20 building; Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys,
1:1:1:1 bays. Third bay forms shop entrance, with round-arched portal on ground
floor and projecting canted bay on floors above; flanked on ground floor by C20
plate-glass shop windows, above which are basket-arched first-floor windows, and
2-light second-floor windows. Above is a frieze, divided into panels by capitals
above divisions below treated as pilasters, and panels are cast with lettering
"ENGLAND" "COMPLETE" "HOUSE"' "FURNISHER", except over canted bay which has scrolled
foliage. Rich cornice with egg-and-dart motif. Panelled parapet with pierced
panels, ball and urn finials, and central dormer with Dutch gable. Terracotta coping
of segmental section. Narrow left-hand bay has arched through-passage entrance with
transomed window on each upper floor and cornice below cusped parapet.

Listing NGR: SE4558421856

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

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