Survey Data

Reg No

20512503


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

Bakery


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1885 - 1895


Coordinates

167921, 72199


Date Recorded

28/09/1995


Date Updated

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Description

Corner-sited twelve-bay five-storey former bakery, built c. 1890, now in use as retail outlets and offices. Comprising of recessed central two-bay three-storey block, flanked by gable-fronted five-bay five-storey blocks to the east and west, with tower to eastern block. Pitched slate roofs, with copper-cladding to tower. Red brick walls to upper floors and ashlar sandstone to ground floor, with limestone string courses, rusticated limestone quoins, rusticated limestone plinth, and some carved limestone eaves. Segmental-arched and square-headed openings with ashlar limestone dressings, timber sash windows, timber casement windows, and metal casement windows. Segmental-arched openings to ground floor.

Appraisal

The irregular façade of this imposing building, designed by Robert Walker, with the recessed central block, flanked by the gabled fronted blocks, and the tower, is of apparent architectural design. This building retains many interesting features and materials, such as the timber and metal windows, cast-iron lettering, and copper clad roof. The variety of materials utilised in it's construction, such as the red brick, grey limestone and red sandstone, add colour and textural interest to the building and the streetscape.