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Oaklands Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Scarcroft, Leeds

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227578

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425463

Location: Scarcroft, Leeds, LS14

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Scarcroft

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thorner St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SCARCROFT THORNER LANE
SE34SE LS14 (south side, off)

7/165 Oaklands Manor

GV II

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

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

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