Deposited Plan No. 9520
Kirkgate: Tenement Building
|Deposited Plan Number:||9520|
|Date:||6 February 1911|
|Property Name / Number:||Ramsden Tenements|
|Building Project:||Tenement Building|
|Type:||Residential - new building|
|Applicant:||Sir J.W. Ramsden|
|Applicant Address:||Byram Hall|
|Architect Address:||Estate Office, Station Street, Huddersfield.|
|Status of Project:|
|Contractor:||Graham & Jessop|
|Subsequent Alterations / History:||Converted with other tenement blocks by Chantry Housing Association.|
|English Heritage Listing:||no data|
|Location of Archives:||Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives|
|Buildings of Huddersfield ID:||2226|
The Ramsden Tenement Buildings provided 48 one room dwellings. Huddersfield Corporation was later to build tenement blocks in Kirkgate (Oldgate). There was a considerable demand for this type of property from working people. Correspondence survives from Major F.W. Beadon, the Ramsden agent indicating the level of demand and his desire to see the properties occupied :
- 27 January 1912 [twelve rooms on the north side are now ready for occupation] and '...I would like to get some people in...'
- 7 March 1912 Block B is now ready for occupation.
- 24 April 1912 '...kindly let me have a certificate for C and D Blocks which I think are now dry and being finished.I want to get the people in next week as I only have five more rooms unlet.'
A shield high up on the building contains the initials of Sir John Frecheville Ramsden and the date 1911.
|Record||Distance (feet & meters)|
|Castlegate: Four Cottages and Stable (1869) - plan# 30||252ft||77m|
|Kirkgate: No 37 - 41||276ft||84m|
|Kirkgate: The Palace Theatre (origionaly a Music Hall) (1909)||278ft||85m|
|Kirkgate: No 33 and 35||301ft||92m|
|Kirkgate / Beast Market: No 6||302ft||92m|
|Lowerhead Row: Conversion of Warehouse into Shop (1896) - plan# 2480||306ft||93m|
|Clothiers' Arms Yard, Kirkgate: Conversion of Existing Building into Workshop and Store Shed + the erection of 4 WCs (1923) - plan# 13362||317ft||97m|
|Clothiers' Arms Yard, Kirkgate: Conversion of four Back to Back Houses into flats. (1912) - plan# 9988||317ft||97m|
|Clothiers' Arms Yard, Kirkgate: 2 houses, shed etc. (1890) - plan# 2075||317ft||97m|
|Beast Market: New Inn, Boy and Barrel||325ft||99m|