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
Grid Reference:SE1438716760
Building Project:Ramsden Estate Offices (& adjoining buildings)
Applicant:Sir J.W. Ramsden
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:W.H. Crossland
Architect Address:no data
Status of Project:
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:1871
Work Completed:1872
Occupants: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

Additional Information

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)


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What's Nearby?

The following records are located within 100 meters:
RecordDistance (feet & meters)
Station Street: No 1 - 740ft12m
Westgate: New Arcade (Byram Arcade) (1878) - plan# 700108ft33m
Station Street: No 9 - 13118ft36m
Market Street: No 1 and 3 (1913)130ft40m
Railway Street: No 2 - 6134ft41m
Westgate: No 28 - 32138ft42m
Westgate: The Byram Arcade 10 - 18 (1880)141ft43m
Railway Street: Ramsden Estate Office (1871) 147ft45m
Brooks Yard: No 2197ft60m
Brooks Yard: No 4198ft60m
Station Street: Station Street Buildings 12202ft62m
Station Street: No 15204ft62m
Westgate: Westgate House (1923)205ft63m
Market Street: No 5 and 7205ft63m
Westgate: No 34 - 42222ft68m
John William Street: No 11 - 15231ft70m
St. George's Square: No 12 - 20 Warehouse231ft70m
John William Street: No 1 - 9233ft71m
Chancery Lane: No 5 - 9247ft75m
Market Street: No 9248ft76m
Railway Street: No 13 - 21253ft77m
Brooks Yard: Premises of F McShane Limited253ft77m
John William Street: No 17 - 37263ft80m
St. George's Square: No 7272ft83m
Westgate / New Street: West Yorkshire Bank Building (1912)273ft83m
St. George's Square: No 1 and 3275ft84m
Market Place: No 4 and 6298ft91m
Westgate & St. George's Street: Alteration of Shop Front (Inc. addition of new large windows) (1881) - plan# 1014319ft97m
St. George's Square: Britannia Buildings (1856) 320ft97m