Deposited Plan No. 9520

Kirkgate: Tenement Building


Deposited Plan Number:9520
Date:6 February 1911
Plans Register:1909-1911
Property Name / Number:Ramsden Tenements
District:Central Ward
Grid Reference:SE1473216717
Building Project:Tenement Building
Type:Residential - new building
Applicant:Sir J.W. Ramsden
Applicant Address:Byram Hall
Architect:Arthur Shaw
Architect Address:Estate Office, Station Street, Huddersfield.
Status of Project:
Contractor:Graham & Jessop
Contractor Address:Moldgreen
Work Commenced:1911
Work Completed:1912
Occupants:no data
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


Additional Information

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.


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