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Electric Press Building

A Grade II Listed Building in City and Hunslet, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8011 / 53°48'3"N

Longitude: -1.5476 / 1°32'51"W

OS Eastings: 429894

OS Northings: 433956

OS Grid: SE298339

Mapcode National: GBR BJK.46

Mapcode Global: WHC9D.6Q9D

Plus Code: 9C5WRF22+CX

Entry Name: Electric Press Building

Listing Date: 25 June 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466103

Location: Little London and Woodhouse, Leeds, LS2

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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714-1/75/134 (West side)
25/06/75 No.39
Electric Press Building


Printing works. c1900. For the firm of Chorley and
Pickersgill. Red brick, stone dressings, slate roof,
wrought-iron gates and overthrow, steel frame.
3 storeys with attic and basement. Corner site with 9 windows
to Cookridge Street, 3 windows to Great George Street. Curved
corner with segmental arch entrance with Tuscan columns,
carved head keyblock, carved spandrels, dentilled cornice and
balustrading above fronting 2-light round-arched window;
similar window to 2nd floor.
A similar blind entrance with columns, cornice and balustrade
at the centre of the right return, a goods entrance far right
with hinged double panelled doors and a narrower entrance with
double doors to right again. Ground-floor windows: large,
segmental headed with moulded architraves and keyblocks. Large
round-arched moulded brick windows to 1st and 2nd floors;
pedimented dormers face Cookridge Street. Stone plinth, sill
bands, heavy dentilled cornice with acroteria above.
A tall corniced chimney stack at the NW corner has 'THE
ELECTRIC PRESS' in white tiles.
INTERIOR: the goods entrance opens into an open high ground
floor, columns and girders with raised lettering: 'LEEDS STEEL
WORKS'; offices possibly at S end, not seen at Review. The
narrow door far right opens into a stone stair; 1st and 2nd
floors have a central row of Tuscan columns with double roll
mouldings; half the 1st floor has an inserted steel-framed
mezzanine floor.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: fine double gates and overthrow with husk
motif, scrolls and monogram 'CP'.
Built on the opposite corner to the office premises, No.4
Great George Street (qv).

Listing NGR: SE2989433956

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