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© Mr Neil Holliday

IoE Number: 464960
Location: THE MANSION GOTTS PARK, ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD (east off)
  LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Neil Holliday
Date Photographed: 22 August 2007
Date listed: 19 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 19 October 1951
Grade II

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LEEDSSE2634ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD, Upper Armley714-1/27/1197(East side (off))

LEEDS SE2634 ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD, Upper Armley 714-1/27/1197 (East side (off)) 19/10/51 The Mansion, Gott's Park II Formerly known as: Armley House ARMLEY RIDGE ROAD Upper Armley. Country house, now offices and clubhouse, with terrace wall and steps. 1781 for Thomas Woolrick, remodelled 1810-1820 by Robert Smirke for Benjamin Gott. Ashlar, low-pitched hipped slate roof. Greek Revival style. 2 storeys, 3 bays, flanking single-storey curved wings. E front: projecting portico with giant fluted Ionic columns supporting entablature and pediment, enclosing wide 2-storeyed canted bay. Sash windows, continuous 1st-floor sill band; 3 round-arched windows to flanking wings, cornice and parapet, balustraded side wings. Tall corniced stacks behind ridge. West front: a parallel 2-storey, 3-window hipped-roofed block with mid C19 features: single-storey glazed ashlar porch has pilasters, deep eaves on stone brackets; architraves to windows, sill band, eaves cornice and blocking course. Tall corniced end stacks. Outer wings demolished mid C20. Sunken service courtyard of apsidal design at northern end. INTERIOR: entrance hall has black and white chequered stone floor, egg-and-dart mouldings to outer and inner hall cornices. 2-flight cantilevered stairs, the balustrade covered, ramped handrail, segmental arch; on the landing paired columns in antis, fluted capitals. Principal rooms not seen. Important features of the house are Gott's cast-iron service stair and the fire-proof structure which includes cast-iron beams supporting vaulted masonry floors and cast-iron panelled doors. The first Greek Revival house built in West Yorkshire. (Linstrum D: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture: 1978-: 80-82).

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