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The Cardigan Arms Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkstall, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8065 / 53°48'23"N

Longitude: -1.5825 / 1°34'56"W

OS Eastings: 427592

OS Northings: 434546

OS Grid: SE275345

Mapcode National: GBR B8H.P8

Mapcode Global: WHC9C.NLM7

Plus Code: 9C5WRC49+H2

Entry Name: The Cardigan Arms Public House

Listing Date: 21 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 465942

Location: Kirkstall, Leeds, LS4

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Kirkstall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Burley St Matthias

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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714-1/28/1287 (North side)
21/04/94 No.364
The Cardigan Arms Public House


Public house with former brewhouse and stables. Public house
dated 1893, brewhouse/stables contemporary, altered C20.
Public house: coursed rock-faced gritstone, slate roof. 3
storeys over cellars, corner site with 4 bays, right bay
projects slightly and is gabled, and wide 3-bay gabled facade
on left return, to Greenhow Road. Elaborate Italianate style,
sash windows with plate glass throughout.
Central etched-glass panelled doors with overlight, 3-light
mullioned windows to ground floor, glazing with 'VAULTS' and
'SMOKE ROOM' and coats of arms; keyed round arches to
upper-floor windows, oriel bay window left with coloured glass
panel; 2 round-arched dormer windows with moulded pediments
left, paired windows in gable right, 2 square terracotta
panels above with dates: '1355' and '1893', moulded segmental
pediment with coat of arms and motto: 'EN GOAGE AFFIE'. Tall
moulded stacks.
INTERIOR: large central foyer with glazed double doors, tiled
walls, possibly original embossed wallpaper, glazed partitions
with carved Classical details, open staircase; 4 rooms open
off, small rear room, all with original woodwork and glass
decoration, etched and brilliant-cut glass, ornate wood and
tile fireplaces; first-floor function room, 'Harmonic Room' on
etched glass door.
Left return: fenestration style as front, coat of arms and
VAULTS in glazing right, ornate scrolled window lintels to 2nd
floor, moulded gable coping, ball finials. Added single-storey
bay left.
Brew house and stables with small house in rear wing of public
house encloses the rear yard. Glossy red brick, slate roofs.
3-storey brewery building has 2 doors to Greenhow Walk, a
large boarded opening to 1st and 2nd floors, moulded brick
eaves brackets, kneelers and gable coping left, stump of
internal chimney stack right; inserted doorway to Greenhow
Road; yard facade not seen in detail but top floor with gable
above, right. Lower 2-storey, 2-bay stables have window
ground-floor centre and upper floor, left, yard facade not
seen; public house rear wing is 2 storeys, 2 bays with central
door and mullioned windows to ground floor, sashes above.
Named after the major land-owner in Headingley/Burley, the

Earl of Cardigan; street building began in the 1870s in this
area, streets to S and E of Church of St Matthias (qv)
1887-89, and the Cardigans (S side of Kirkstall Road) and
Greenhows in 1896-1900.
(Aitken, Revd LR: The Story of Burley Parish Church 1854-1954

Listing NGR: SE2759234546

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