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53 and 55, Leeds Road BD1

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7936 / 53°47'36"N

Longitude: -1.7469 / 1°44'48"W

OS Eastings: 416771

OS Northings: 433060

OS Grid: SE167330

Mapcode National: GBR JLK.FN

Mapcode Global: WHC99.4XF4

Plus Code: 9C5WQ7V3+C6

Entry Name: 53 and 55, Leeds Road BD1

Listing Date: 9 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336713

Location: City, Bradford, BD1

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Peter Bradford

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Nos 53 and 55
SE 1633 SE 37/708


Warehouse/offices on corner site with Vicar Lane and part of the "Little Germany"
mercantile precinct. Architect Eli Milnes, 1862. No 55 is a slightly later
extension in similar style. Four tall storeys, ashlar sandstone on rusticated
vermiculated basement storey. The corner bowed and slightly inset. Sill bands
and bracket cornice over raised ground floor. Heavy console bracket cornice over
third floor. Frieze and moulded eaves cornice. Section of pierced parapet between
chimneys over corner. Awkwardly arched ground floor windows with linking impost
string, cartouches set in spandrels to Leeds road front. First floor windows
have pilaster strips and cornices on console brackets. Engaged Doric columned
doorway to No 53 with deep full entablature.Similar pilastered doorway to No 55.
Above the latter rises a 5 storey quoin pilastered tower linking the 2 facades,
nearly flush with them, and serving to mark the slight change in angle of the
building line. The first floor has a pilastered oriel bow window, paired round
headed light to upper floor and top stage with clock faces over-arched by eaves
cornice, the corner supported by paired consoles. The right hand elevation,
No 55, had pedimented oeuil de boeuf dormers above third floor cornice. This
rich Italianate design holds an important corner site.

Listing NGR: SE1677133060

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