Deposited Plan No. 142
Westgate: Ramsden Estate Offices (& adjoining buildings)
|Deposited Plan Number:||142|
|Date:||1870 (Ramsden est office) 9 February 1871(adjoining building)|
|Plans Register:||1869 -1886|
|Property Name / Number:||20 - 26 (even) (Former Ramsden Estate Office)|
|Area:||Town Centre, HD1 1NP|
|Building Project:||Ramsden Estate Offices (& adjoining buildings)|
|Applicant:||Sir J.W. Ramsden|
|Applicant Address:||no data|
|Architect Address:||no data|
|Status of Project:|
|Contractor Address:||no data|
|Subsequent Alterations / History:||Existing, Modern ground floor to No 26, Grade II Listed (25 March 1977)|
|English Heritage Listing:||1224850 — listed on 25 March 1977 (old ID: 421007)|
|Location of Archives:||Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives|
|Buildings of Huddersfield ID:||3976|
1871-2. Architect W H Crossland. Former Ramsden Estate Office. Ashlar.
Hipped slate roofs, some conical. 4 storeys. 5 bays. East bay breaks forward slightly and has pinnacled and gabled tourelles on elaborately carved corbels at 3rd floor level plain parapet corbelled out. Next 3 have gables with cross-shaped arrow slits in, and are separated by thin buttresses. West bay has one tourelle similar to above, traceried parapet, and full height polygonal corner turret.
Ground floor of No 26 modern, others have moulded segmental arches with carved spandrels. 1st floor windows segment-headed, 2nd floor windows flat-headed,
3rd floor windows round-arched; all are sashes, and separated by polished marble colonnettes with foliate capitals; hoodmoulds on 1st and 3rd floors. 2 window ranges to east bay, 3 each to next 3 bays, 2 to west bay. Corner turret has cusped heads to 1st floor windows, ornate carved stringcourse below 1st floor windows and below these a row of traceried panels; between 1st floor windows are polished marble columns with foliage capitals supporting lions rampant.
Railway Street elevation similar to that of West bay to Westgate, with 3 window ranges. Door (now a window) in portal with flanking buttresses, 2 small cusped windows, some panelling and 2 carved panels above.
(Extract from English Heritage listed buildings service, record number 421007) http://lbonline.english-heritage.org.uk/BuildingDetailsForm.aspx?id=421007&search=y