Deposited Plan No. 30664

Kirkgate: Alterations and additions to Business Premises


Deposited Plan Number:30664
Date:22 March 1945
Plans Register:1944-1946
Property Name / Number:Number 58
District:Central Ward
Grid Reference:no data
Building Project:Alterations and additions to Business Premises
Type:Retail - alterations
Applicant:G.C. Billington Ltd.
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:Cecil H. Crowther (L.R.I.B.A.)
Architect Address:11b Albion Street, Leeds
Status of Project:
Contractor:J. Ledgard & Sons (Builders)
Contractor Address:Leeds
Work Commenced:September 1945
Work Completed:1945
Occupants:G.C. Billington Ltd., Pawnbrokers
Subsequent Alterations / History:Demolished. Site now occupied by Kingsgate Shopping Centre.
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:2866

Additional Information

The appliacrions relate to Billingtons' Pawnbrokers which occupied part of the site now occupied by Oldgate House. As was usual with this type od business, there were two entrances; in this case one from Kirkgate (Oldgate) to the retail shop with its dispay windows, and a second to the pledge counter from the passage running between Kirkgate (Oldgate) and Venn Street


The plans include an elevation to the passage, but not to Kirkgate. The latter presumably remained unchanged.

One of the contractor's workmen, who signed a building inspection note was B. Higgins.