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Premises of the National Union of Miners

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5571 / 53°33'25"N

Longitude: -1.4842 / 1°29'3"W

OS Eastings: 434264

OS Northings: 406847

OS Grid: SE342068

Mapcode National: GBR LW29.GL

Mapcode Global: WHDCQ.5VHD

Entry Name: Premises of the National Union of Miners

Listing Date: 13 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333761

Location: Barnsley, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Barnsley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barnsley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side),
8/72 No 1
(Premises of the
National Union of
Premises of National Union of Miners (Yorkshire Headquarters). 1874 by
Wade and Turner. Pitch-faced stone with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof.
Two storeys and attics. An ordered but asymmetrical composition comprising
4 bays to Victoria Road, 4 rounded corner bays and 7 bays to Huddersfield Road.
The Huddersfield Road facade has a single-storey square stone porch to bay 3
with arched entrance, engaged colonnettes and small parapet. Ground-floor
windows are segmental-headed. 1st-floor windows are round-arched with hoodmoulds.
Above the doorway the window has elaborate ashlar work to the head and is
surmounted by an attic gable. Bay 1 has a round, 1st-floor oriel window on an
ashlar pedestal. Bay 4 has an attic storey with 2-light, pointed-arched windows
with pavilion roof which has a broad stack to its right side and large corner
finials. Bays 5, 6 and 7 are treated slightly differently, with central doorway,
paired lights to left and a 3-light canted bay to right. The windows have
shouldered heads and deep triangular hoodmoulds. Bay 7 breaks forward slightly
and is gabled. The Victoria Road facade is treated similarly to bays 5, 6 and
7 on Huddersfield Road, apart from bay 4 which is a round tower with narrow
windows and a conical roof. The 4-bay rounded corner has segmental-headed
ground-floor windows, round-arched lst-floor windows with hoodmoulds and a
conical roof with 3 round dormers with scrolled supports and iron cresting to
apex. Moulded stone gutter brackets (parapets to rounded bays with iron cresting).
Tall ornamental stacks.

The building was erected as the Headquarters of the South Yorkshire and
North Derbyshire Miners' Union.

Listing NGR: SE3426406847

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

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