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Corn Exchange

A Grade I Listed Building in City and Hunslet, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7959 / 53°47'45"N

Longitude: -1.5401 / 1°32'24"W

OS Eastings: 430393

OS Northings: 433387

OS Grid: SE303333

Mapcode National: GBR BKM.R1

Mapcode Global: WHC9D.9VWC

Plus Code: 9C5WQFW5+9X

Entry Name: Corn Exchange

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255771

English Heritage Legacy ID: 465668

Location: Little London and Woodhouse, Leeds, LS1

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: City and Hunslet

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Leeds City

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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714-1/78/75 (South East side)
19/10/51 Corn Exchange


Corn exchange, now shopping precinct. 1861-63. By Cuthbert
Brodrick, converted 1989-90. Rough rock, millstone grit,
diamond rustication, grey slate dome, multi-flue stacks ranged
around building to rear of parapet, iron cresting to oval dome
with glazing on north side.
Oval on plan, 2 storeys over basement. Closely-spaced
round-arched windows in double recesses to both storeys,
plate-glass sashes. 3 entrances: 2 large single-storey
semicircular arcaded porches with attached Tuscan columns
supporting cornice, these facing Duncan Street and New Market
Street/Kirkgate; 3 semicircular steps to entrance facing Crown
Street. Heavy moulded sill and string courses, bucranium
frieze, dentilled cornice, parapet with clock, coat of arms
decorated with swags and scrolls, inscription: CORN EXCHANGE
and ERECTED A.D. 1862.
INTERIOR: partly glazed dome with semi-elliptical and
semicircular iron ribs. 2 storeys of moulded brick arches to
59 office units, the upper ones accessible from a balcony with
cast-iron railings supported on large brackets. Retains most
of the original furnishings: merchants' desks, sample trays,
name boards. C20 conversion included removal of part of ground
floor for access to basement with new stairs and matching
cast-iron railings. Basement floor Elland flags.
Cuthbert Brodrick (1822-1905) trained with HF Lockwood and
began his practice in Hull. He won the open competition for
the design of Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Square (qv) in 1853
and also designed the Mechanics' Institute, now Art School, in
(The Builder: 1860-: 515; The Builder: 1861-: 648, 651; The
Builder: 1896-: 512; Building News, Vol 10, 31 July 1863:

Listing NGR: SE3039333387

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