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West Riding County Library and Wharfedale Rural District Council Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Otley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.9058 / 53°54'21"N

Longitude: -1.6933 / 1°41'35"W

OS Eastings: 420245

OS Northings: 445563

OS Grid: SE202455

Mapcode National: GBR JRM8.6M

Mapcode Global: WHC8X.Y3T1

Entry Name: West Riding County Library and Wharfedale Rural District Council Offices

Listing Date: 8 July 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313361

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341379

Location: Otley, Leeds, LS21

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Otley

Built-Up Area: Otley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Otley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Nos 4 and 6 (West Riding
County Library and Wharfedale
R D C Offices)
SE 2045 1/36
One house of C17 which has been divided. Two storeys in ashlar with stone
slate roof Kneeler and gable coping of C17 remain to No 4. Two windows
in stone architraves, hung sashes without glazing bare. Ground floor
is occupied by a modern shop front. No 6. Three windows, two to right
joined, stone architraves. Two windows on ground floor, similar architraves.
Panelled door in stone pilastered surround with cornice. Plain architrave
in stone to panelled door to right. The only remaining evidence of C17
date on the front elevation is a string course across the front and some
peculiar decoration above the foundations and forming a plinth. The latter
is a series of carved volutes similar to the plinth of East Riddlesden
Hall at Keighley, about 1640. At the rear, the windows are of C18. Some
have original leaded glazing of that date. Two of them are of six lights

Nos 2 to 8 (even) form a group with Nos 2 to 8 (even) and Nos 16 to 20
(even) Market Place. Nos 4 to 6 also form a group with the garden alcove
at rear of No 6.

Listing NGR: SE2024545563

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