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The Orphanage with Attached Garden Wall and Gatepiers

A Grade II Listed Building in Ledsham, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7625 / 53°45'44"N

Longitude: -1.3083 / 1°18'29"W

OS Eastings: 445698

OS Northings: 429790

OS Grid: SE456297

Mapcode National: GBR MS9Y.K0

Mapcode Global: WHDBT.WP6H

Entry Name: The Orphanage with Attached Garden Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 4 July 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428805

Location: Ledsham, Leeds, LS25

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Ledsham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ledsham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SE 42 NE LEDSHAM CLAYPIT LANE
LS25 (north side)

8/21 The Orphanage
4th July 1952 with attached garden wall
and gatepiers

GV II

Orphanage, now 3 flats. Founded 1721 by Lady Betty Hastings of Ledston Hall.
Slightly altered. Magnesian limestone ashlar, stone slate roof. T-shaped
plan: rectangular single-depth range with rear stair turret (and modern
addition to rear of right-hand half). Classical style; 3 storeys and 7 bays,
symmetrical; central doorway with recessed 6-panel door, broad moulded
architrave and cornice; vertical rectangular windows of equal height on all
floors, all with cross-window casements (restored). Stone gable copings with
moulded kneelers, gable chimneys each bearing 3 octagonal flues.
Rear: central gabled stair-turret which has a ground floor doorway with
moulded architrave and cornice, and stone gable copings with moulded
kneelers. Later addition in angle with this. Left gable has an attic
cross-window. Attached to the front corners are high walls enclosing the
sides of the front garden, of rubble with pitched copings, at the front a low
wall carrying railings with spear-headed bars and, in the centre of this,
square gatepiers with moulded caps and ball finials (that on the right
missing). Iron gates with spear-headed bars and dog-bars.

Interior: dog-leg staircase with closed string and slim turned balusters
(from 1st floor only); very large square beams with small chamfer;
principal-rafter roof.


Listing NGR: SE4569829790

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

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