Deposited Plan No. 476

New Street / Ramsden Street: Prudential Assurance Offices (brick and tera-cota)


Deposited Plan Number:476
Date:2 March 1899
Plans Register:1886-1899
Street:New Street / Ramsden Street
Property Name / Number:Prudential Assurance Buildings (No 71)
Area:Town Centre, HD1 2BQ
Grid Reference:SE1444016469
Building Project:Prudential Assurance Offices (brick and tera-cota)
Applicant:Prudential Assurance Co.
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:Alfred Waterhouse & Sons
Architect Address:No 20, New Cavendish Road, London
Status of Project:
Approved (6 February 1899)
Contractor:Benjamin Graham & Sons
Contractor Address:Folly Hall, Huddersfield
Work Commenced:March 1899
Work Completed:25 June 1901
Occupants:Prudential Assurance Co.
Subsequent Alterations / History:Existing, Modern Ground Floor, Grade II Listed (29 September 1978)
English Heritage Listing:1228298 — listed on 29 September 1978 (old ID: 402871)
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:3814

Additional Information

Plans deposited: 5 sheets (a)Floor Plans. (b)Section & Elevation. (c)Block Plan. (d)Revised Plan of Basement (5 June 1899). (e)Revised Drainage Plan (25 May 1899).

Drainage = 6" Stoneware Pipes & 4" Soil Pipes

Water Supply = Town Main

Floor Level = Ground Floor 18in Above Pavement level of New Street

Foundations inspected = 3 May 1899 / 13 May 1899

Damp Course inspected = 25 May 1899

Drainage inspected = 5 July 1901

Final Certificate = 5 July 1901

English Heritage description:

1897-8. Architect Alfred Waterhouse. Red brick and moulded terracotta. Pink marble plinth. Pitched slate roof. 3 storeys and attic. Moulded stringcourse above ground floor. Moulded eaves cornice. Large gabled bays break forward slightly on south side, and (diagonally placed) on corner: small gabled bay on west side, over doorway. Ground floor modern, apart from east bay of south front which has one arched window with moulded surround, and north bay of west front which contains doorway. This is of pink marble up to impost level, has paired columns taking moulded pointed arch with gable over. Door has traceried fanlight and moulded transom with "Prudential Assurance" in good contemporary lettering. All windows are casements with mullions and transoms (windows in gables have mullions only), in moulded oblong frames (windows in 2 large gables have moulded round-arched frames). Some windows are vertically linked with panelled zones in between. West front has statue in canopied niche, once taken on a buttress. South front has "Prudential Assurance Buildings" in good contemporary lettering.

(Extract from English Heritage listed buildings service, record number 402871)

Architect Alfred Waterhouse also designed Manchester Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London


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Ramsden Street: Temporary Shop (1871) - plan# 1923ft1m

What's Nearby?

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New Street: Alterations to Music Shop (1900) - plan# 96436ft11m
New Street: New Shop Fronts and Alterations to Conviniences (1899) - plan# 62669ft21m
Ramsden Street: Addition of Verandah to Premises (Cast iron and Glass) (1897) - plan# 254572ft22m
Ramsden Street: Business Premises / Shop (Stone) (1895) - plan# 242472ft22m
New Street: No 6175ft23m
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New Street: No 58A132ft40m
New Street: No 56132ft40m
Ramsden Street: Two Privies in Yard of Club (1878) - plan# 699134ft41m
Ramsden Street: Billiard Room, Cloak Room and Lavatory (1877) - plan# 603134ft41m
Ramsden Street: Shop and Billiard Room Etc. (1877) - plan# 614134ft41m
New Street: New Shop Fronts (Plate Glass and Mahogany) (1900) - plan# 809134ft41m
Albert Yard: Alteration of Coal Places (1880) - plan# 792150ft46m
Victoria Lane & Albert Yard: Shops, Offices etc. (1878) - plan# 671150ft46m
High street: No 4 - 6 (Eddison's Estate Agents) (1860)153ft47m
High Street: Additions to Eddison's Estate Agents, Auction Mart, Offices, Etc (1871) - plan# 169166ft51m
High Street: Store Room etc (1875) - plan# 399175ft53m
High Street: Five Privies, Two Urinals and 2 Ash Stores (Brick and Stone) (1890) - plan# 2058189ft58m
Albert Yard: Conversion of late Albert Hotel into Building Offices (1880) - plan# 832190ft58m
Albert Yard, off New New Street: Alteration of present Albert Hotel into shop etc. (1880) - plan# 813190ft58m
High Street: Addition of Shed to Rear of Eddisons Estate Agents (1897) - plan# 2528193ft59m
Victoria Lane: Rebuilding the Albert Hotel (1878) - plan# 673196ft60m
Union Bank Yard, off New Street: No 1 and 2198ft60m
New Street: No 52201ft61m
Union Bank Yard, off New Street: No 3202ft61m
Imperial Arcade, off New Street: Imperial Court 1 - 4210ft64m
New Street: No 42 - 48212ft65m
New Street: Conversion of Part of the Imperial Hotel into Shop (1909) - plan# 6064218ft66m
New Street: Alteration at Imperial Hotel (1886) - plan# 1558218ft66m
Imperial Arcade: Addition of New Shop to Imperial Arcade (1896) - plan# 2460223ft68m
Corporation Street: New Offices and Store Room (1895) - plan# 2385229ft70m
Victoria Lane: The Albert Hotel (Rebuilding) (1879) - plan# 686232ft71m
New Street: Additions to Shops and Offices (1878) - plan# 663253ft77m
Albion Street: New Warehouse to Rear of Existing Building (1897) - plan# 2521253ft77m
New Street: Bank Extension261ft80m
Ramsden Street / Princess Street: Town Hall (1875)268ft82m
Union Bank Yard, off New Street: No 6 and 7268ft82m
Albion Street: Temporary workshops (1883) - plan# 1225276ft84m
Victoria Lane: No 18 - 28286ft87m
Imperial Hotel Yard, Victoria Lane: Conversion of Coach House into a Cottage (1879) - plan# 736290ft88m
Victoria Lane: Conversion of Warehouse into Six Shops (1892) - plan# 2269311ft95m
New Street: Yorkshire Bank (1850)311ft95m
Princess Alexandra Walk (formerly Ramsden Street): New Library (1940)318ft97m