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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GREEK STREET CHAMBERS

List entry Number: 1375428

Location

31 AND 32, PARK ROW
GREEK STREET CHAMBERS, GREEK STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LeedsMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Oct-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 466324

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE2933NE PARK ROW 714-1/75/300 (West side) 08/10/70 Nos.31 AND 32 (Formerly Listed as: PARK ROW (West side) Nos.31 AND 32 Lloyds Bank)

GV II

Includes: Greek Street Chambers GREEK STREET. Bank, chambers and porter's lodge. 1898, altered C20. By Alfred Waterhouse. Polished grey granite to ground floor, red brick and yellow terracotta to upper floors, slate and lead roof. In Free Renaissance styles. An island site with Greek Street on north and Russell Street on south. 3 storeys and attics, 5 bays wide, central segmental pedimented doorway with Ionic columns and large mullion and transom windows in moulded architraves with wide flat pilasters between which are carried up to eaves. Mullion windows and moulded panels to 1st and 2nd floors. End bays project slightly and have segmental pediment on columns to 2nd-floor windows. The right corner has a rectangular tower with colonnade in antis and tall pyramidal roof, left corner lacks colonnade storey (see extra information, below); parapet and dormer windows between. Left return: 3 bays with detailing as front; to left a low 2-storey, 3-bay former porter's lodge with central round-arched entrance, 3-light windows, moulded panels and central eaves gable. Right return: entrance to Greek Street Chambers right has Ionic pillars, round arch, entablature and cornice. INTERIOR: not inspected. Built as a bank for William Williams, Brown & Co; the faience tiles in the banking hall, made by the Leeds Fireclay Company of Burmantofts, are reputed to remain under later remodelling, (Linstrum). Waterhouse's original design, with symmetrical pinnacled corner towers, is dated 30 November 1894 and the 'New Bank in Park Row' with elaborate railings and patterned chimneys, was illustrated in 'The Builder', 19 December 1896. The porter's lodge contained living room, scullery and 3 bedrooms. (Linstrum, D: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture: 1978-: 24; The Builder; M. Bottomley (Leeds Planning Dept).

Listing NGR: SE2991533638

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Linstrum, D - Title: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture - Date: 1978 - Page References: 24
  2. Article  Reference - Title: The Builder - Date: 1896 - Journal Title: The Builder

National Grid Reference: SE 29915 33638

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