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Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Anne

A Grade II* Listed Building in City and Hunslet, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8006 / 53°48'2"N

Longitude: -1.5468 / 1°32'48"W

OS Eastings: 429947

OS Northings: 433908

OS Grid: SE299339

Mapcode National: GBR BJK.9C

Mapcode Global: WHC9D.6QPR

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Anne

Listing Date: 26 September 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375230

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466112

Location: 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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Listing Text


LEEDS

SE2933NE COOKRIDGE STREET
714-1/75/138 (East side)
26/09/63 Roman Catholic Cathedral Of St Anne
and Presbytery with walls, railings
& gates

GV II*

Roman Catholic cathedral and presbytery with boundary walls,
railings and gates. 1902-04 with C19 remains. By JH Eastwood
and SK Greenslade; re-ordered 1960 by Wakeman and Bullen.
Cathedral: Ketton stone ashlar, coursed Horsforth sandstone,
slate 2-pitch roofs; presbytery: cream and red brick,
steeply-pitched slate roof with diamond motif to brick stack
between bays 1 and 2 and deep eaves; stone boundary walls,
cast-iron railings and gates. Arts and Crafts Gothic Revival
style.
PLAN: on an almost-square trapezoidal site which slopes up
from west to east, the Cathedral having a wide 4-bay nave,
north and south aisles and short transepts, 4-bay chancel with
organ on north side and octagonal sacristy to south, 2-stage
north tower, a ceremonial west entrance, and south entrance
from St Ann Street; 2 storey with attic and basement
presbytery and offices on the north-east corner of the site,
entered from Great George Street.
EXTERIOR: west elevation: porch with 7 steps to low double
gates with cross and scroll motifs and paired panelled doors
under arch surmounted by a large stone Crucifix with flanking
figures fronting the west window of 3, 6, 3 lights; flanking
buttresses.
South facade: steps up to deeply-recessed paired panelled
doors under a round arch, left; 2, and 3-light windows with
elaborate tracery under deep segmental and pointed arches;
sacristy with single-light windows and octagonal roof projects
right, boundary wall has ashlar coping surmounted by plain
bars, thicker standards with splayed finials and overthrow at
entrance.
North facade: 2-stage tower with plinth, narrow windows and
niches, 2-light louvred belfry windows, clasping square
buttresses, pyramid roof; presbytery left: steps up to
round-arched stone porch right, 4-panel door, top 2 panels
glazed, small-pane cross windows of 5 lights, a canted bay to
left of entrance. North side boundary wall and railings
similar to those on south side, fronting presbytery but
interrupted along range fronting transept.
INTERIOR: cathedral has elaborate font on north side; side
chapels with statues and altars, short transepts, high chancel
with organ on north side. Roll mouldings to nave piers, ornate
niches high on plain walls, the 3 flanking the chancel arch
having statues, shallow pointed arch to roof; east end mosaic
with figures rising to small east window above fine carved and
painted reredos.
Fittings from the earlier church include reredos in south
chancel chapel designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin,
completed by 1842, Decorated details, cresting and 9 figures;
pulpit by JF Bentley, 1897.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the first church was built in 1838 and became
the cathedral of the new Roman Catholic diocese of Leeds in
1878. JH Eastwood was a founder member of the Guild of St
Gregory and St Luke devoted to the improvement of church
craftsmanship.
(A History of Modern Leeds: Yates, N: The Religious Life of
Victorian Leeds: MUP: 1980-: 256; Pevsner, N & Metcalfe P: The
Cathedrals of England).



Listing NGR: SE2994733908

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