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Oxford Place Church with Gates, Gate Piers, Railings and Boundary Wall to South

A Grade II Listed Building in City and Hunslet, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7999 / 53°47'59"N

Longitude: -1.5509 / 1°33'3"W

OS Eastings: 429676

OS Northings: 433831

OS Grid: SE296338

Mapcode National: GBR BHK.FM

Mapcode Global: WHC9D.4RQ8

Plus Code: 9C5WQCXX+XJ

Entry Name: Oxford Place Church with Gates, Gate Piers, Railings and Boundary Wall to South

Listing Date: 22 March 1974

Last Amended: 11 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466275

ID on this website: 101375379

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: City and Hunslet

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Leeds St George

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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714-1/75/277 (West side)
22/03/74 Oxford Place Church with gates, gate
piers, railings & boundary wall to
(Formerly Listed as:
Methodist Church)


Methodist church, 2 sets of gate piers and gates, with
boundary wall to south. 1835. By James Simpson, remodelled
1896-1903 by William H Thorp in partnership with George F
Danby, altered c1980 to church, meeting rooms and offices. Red
brick, stone dressings, wrought-iron, slate roof. On a sloping
corner site with Westgate, 2 storeys with basement and attics,
5 unequal bays; Renaissance Revival style. Banded rustication.
EXTERIOR: wide central entrance with paired attached Ionic
columns and open pediment; narrow entrances to bays 1 and 5
with keyed architraves and round windows above. First floor:
attached Ionic columns divide central 3 bays; round-arched
windows to bays 1 and 5. Entablature, modillion cornice,
central circular attic window in pedimented gable decorated
with the dates 1835 and 1898, ramped flanking walls and
obelisk finials. Outer bays have scrolled ball finials above
the parapet and stone cupolas.
Rear: 2 storeys, 5 first-floor windows; facade of the earlier
church in 1:3 English bond on a stone plinth with stone steps
flanked by gate piers with paired gates, see below; central
2-leaf panelled doors, fanlight, pilasters and pediment to
surround; rubbed brick round-arched windows to left and 1 on
right, 3 of the upper windows blocked, moulded stone eaves
cornice; right bay remodelled by Thorp.
Left return: Thorp remodelling has 7 bays, basement storey
with flat-arched windows; pilasters banded in brick,
segmental-arched windows to ground floor, round-arched above;
pediments above bays 3 and 5, cupolas to outer bays. Right
return: original church side wall with round-headed windows as
INTERIOR: remodelled c1980 onwards, partitioned and floored;
1898 glazing with yellow and grey scrolled design to margin
lights on south side.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the church main facade is linked by a
curved wall to Oxford Chambers, right (qv). Boundary wall to
south has a pair of gate piers to Oxford Place with gate and

railing, and a pair of gate piers to rear, with 2-leaf gates
and railing. The front gate piers are c1900, approx 1.5m high,
square in section with a deep cornice and ball finials
supported by scrolled brackets. The gate has 3 baluster-shaped
bars flanked by scrolled panels above the scrolled lock-bar;
the short curved linking wall to the church is of 3 courses of
ashlar with rounded coping and fragmentary railing composed of
a standard with urn finial and bars with spearhead finials.
Rear: square-section, flat capped gate piers, 2-leaf gates
with spearhead finials, railings to right as front, low
retaining wall with flat coping encloses church ground on

Listing NGR: SE2967633831

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