Firth Street / Queen Street South: Priestroyd Iron Works


Deposited Plan Number:no data
Date:1835 & 1869
Plans Register:no data
Street:Firth Street / Queen Street South
Property Name / Number:Priestroyd Mills
Area:no data
Grid Reference:SE1454415940
Building Project:Priestroyd Iron Works
Applicant:no data
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:no data
Architect Address:no data
Status of Project:no data
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:no data
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Existing, Now Restaurant, Grade II Listed (21 March 1977)
English Heritage Listing:1289646 — listed on 21 March 1977 (old ID: 339843)
Location of Archives:no data
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:4026

Additional Information

1835 and 1869. Hammer-dressed stone. Pitched slate roof. Block on corner of Firth Street and Queen Street South 1869. 5 storeys to Firth Street, 4 to Queen Street South. Modillion eaves cornice. Coped gable ends on kneelers. 14 ranges of industrial windows to Queen Street South, 17 to Firth Street. Chief feature is impressive chateau-like tower at the corner, of irregular plan, its acute angle blunted: one storey higher than rest and crowned by steep pitched tiled roof, with gabled lucarnes near top, and elaborate cast iron cresting near apex. Near base is ashlar plaque, inscribed "Priestroyd Mills 1869".

Block to east, along Firth Street frontage presumably 1835. One storey. Coped gable ends. 15 round-arched windows with vermiculated voussoirs and plain continuous imposts. 3 windows at west end have mezzanine floor. Chimney (to north of 1835 block) has octagonal red brick stack. Gates (at east end of 1835 block) have 2 cast iron depressed arches, one broad, one very narrow with "Priestroyd Iron Works 1835" in relief. Gates appear to be slightly later: elaborate pattern, ornamental finials.

[Extract from the Historic England web site, list entry number 1289646]


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