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Latitude: 53.8654 / 53°51'55"N
Longitude: -1.4331 / 1°25'59"W
OS Eastings: 437378
OS Northings: 441168
OS Grid: SE373411
Mapcode National: GBR LRFR.J3
Mapcode Global: WHDBC.Y3RK
Entry Name: Oaklands Manor
Listing Date: 22 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1227578
English Heritage Legacy ID: 425463
Location: Scarcroft, Leeds, LS14
Civil Parish: Scarcroft
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Thorner St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SCARCROFT THORNER LANE
SE34SE LS14 (south side, off)
7/165 Oaklands Manor
Large villa, now offices. c1844 for Ard Walker Jnr. Ashlar, Westmorland
green-slate roof. Double-depth. 2 storeys with cellars and attics. 3-bay
symmetrical facade. Plinth. Each bay and corners articulated by giant
pilasters. Ground floor has channelled rustication below 1st-floor band.
Doorway with architrave, double-doors and overlight flanked by long narrow
lights approached up flight of 5 stone steps with flanking drums with urns.
Tuscan porch with fluted columns. Window above has architrave and consoles.
Flanking bays have 15-pane sashes with 12-pane sashes above. Frieze, deep
projecting eaves cornice, blocking course, central triangular pediment.
Hipped roof with 4 ashlar stacks (not visible)around a central well. Rear
U-shaped with projecting wings flanking central entrance with single Tuscan
column supporting porch built out of left wing. Above, tripartite sash window
with simple pilaster mullions. Wing to left has gable stack; that to right
taller with hipped roof. Right-hand return: 3 symmetrical bays. Central bay
projects slightly and has sash window to each floor. Flanking bays on ground
floor have projecting semicircular bow windows each with 3 windows separated
by pilasters, the central window approached by flight of 5 steps, that to left
a French-window. Sash windows above.
Interior: entrance hall has open-well, open-string stair with wreathed-and-ramped
handrail. In front of it is distyle in antis Corinthian screen. Rich ceiling
cornice with panelled ceiling. Doors either side leading to front rooms have
carved architraves, consoles and cornices and original 4-panel doors. Most rooms
have moulded ceiling cornices. The principal room, ground-floor front right,
has a particularly lavish ceiling with dentil and modillion cornice, the ceiling
divided into 3 panels by bay leaf ornament with central ceiling boss, frieze
with Greek-key ornament. The room to the rear has large original double-doors
leading through probably to the dining-room. 1st-floor landing has columns in
antis with simple Corinthian capitals flanking opposing doorways.
The original owner is said to have been Ard Walker Jnr. who was a retired wine
and spirits merchant who had premises in Leeds. It was originally known as
Scarcroft Hill House.
Listing NGR: SE3737841168
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