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Yeadon Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Yeadon, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8657 / 53°51'56"N

Longitude: -1.6845 / 1°41'4"W

OS Eastings: 420845

OS Northings: 441100

OS Grid: SE208411

Mapcode National: GBR JRPQ.3Z

Mapcode Global: WHC94.3349

Entry Name: Yeadon Town Hall

Listing Date: 7 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342266

Location: Leeds, LS19

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Otley and Yeadon

Built-Up Area: Yeadon

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Yeadon St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

AIREBOROUGH HIGH STREET
SE 24 SW
LS 19 (south side)
Yeadon
5/6 Yeadon Town Hall
-
- II

Town Hall. 1879-80, by William Hill of Leeds. Coursed dressed sandstone,
slate roofs. Large rectangular plan with entrance block at north end. Two
high storeys. Entrance block in C15 French Gothic style, symmetrical, with
central 2-stage clock tower breaking through steeply-pitched 2-span roof;
large 2-centred arched doorway moulded in 4 orders with shafts which have
foliated capitals, panelled double doors, hoodmould with figured stops, and
over this a pitched crocketed moulding rising into the 1st stage of the
tower. Tower, rectangular in plan, with narrow side to front, has in the
centre of the 1st stage a moulded corbel for a statue (missing) and
corresponding to this an elongated moulded and carved canopy above, flanked
by lancets with round-headed lights and circular plate-traceried heads,
linked by a sill-band; a dripmould to the 2nd stage which has in each side a
recessed 2-centred-arched and shafted window with plate tracery making
3 small lights below an integral circular clock face, a hoodmould with carved
stops, and impost hands run out to pseudo-corbels at the corners; corbel
table to moulded cornice; steeply-pitched and swept saddle-back roof with
louvred lucarnes. Each side of the doorway, the ground-floor has three
2-centred arched windows with shafts, impost bands, and linked hoodmoulds
with carved stops; and the 1st floor has one tall shafted and plate-traceried
2-light window rising into a dormer which breaks the eaves and has a
brattished cornice to a steeply-pitched hipped and swept roof with apex
finial; in addition the 1st floor has 4 roundels containing busts
representing arts and sciences; and hollow-moulded cornice with gargoyle
rainwater heads. Hipped roof. Return walls of this block in similar style,
the 1st bay having similar dormers, which are visible from the front and form
part of the composition of the facade; and, to the rear of this, a very tall
canted bay with tall stairwindows, the roof ridge of this part, which is
higher, having one chimney each side of the tower. The main range, to the
rear of the entrance block, with offices at ground floor and assembly hall at
1st floor, is 3 bays, and has tall transomed 3-light windows rising into
dormers.

Interior: generally of less interest, but assembly hall has stage at south
end and a shallow gallery round the other 3 sides.


Listing NGR: SE2084541100

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

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