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© Mr John Kilgallon

IoE Number: 465026
Photographer: Mr John Kilgallon
Date Photographed: 30 July 2001
Date listed: 26 September 1963
Date of last amendment: 26 September 1963
Grade II*

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LEEDSSE33SEAUSTHORPE LANE, Austhorpe714-1/12/508(East side)

LEEDS SE33SE AUSTHORPE LANE, Austhorpe 714-1/12/508 (East side) 26/09/63 Austhorpe Hall GV II* Country house. 1694, altered mid C19. Red brick, stone dressings, hipped stone slate roof with heavy wooden modillion cornice. 2 storeys with cellars and attics, 7 bays. Quoins. Pedimented centre bay breaks forward slightly and contains 1 window in upper storey and entrance on ground floor. Panelled door with overlight in eared architrave; pulvinated frieze, plaque with interlaced lettering: J MORE/ 1694, broken pediment. 7 windows in eared architraves, each vertical pair in projecting panel with stone quoins. Wooden mullion and transom windows, leaded panes, some probably original glass. End ridge stacks. INTERIOR: cross-corridor, direct-entry plan with fine detailing to doors (original latches, L- and butterfly hinges), few later alterations; central hall has fireplace with cast-iron grate in plain stone surround, timber and moulded plaster ceiling, fireplace other end blocked. A round archway with double doors opens into staircase, probably mid C19, square balusters, turned newels, ramped handrail, the original staircase removed to The Grange, Seacroft. Front room, right: panelled walls, ceiling cornice, plaster ceiling decoration with leaf mouldings, the windows on the right return are blocked and one is a cupboard. Front room, left: 2 windows to front and left return, shutters, fielded-panelling, bolection-moulded black stone fireplace; opening off through double doors, the rear left 'smoking room', lit by 1 window, shutters, panelling, corner fireplace. From the 'smoking room' a doorway opens into the stone-flagged corridor which is lit by a semicircular west window with glazing bars, stone steps down at east end. First floor, left: full-height panelling, ceiling cornice, bolection-moulded fireplace, small panelled room off is lit by 2 rear windows, the room partition meeting the central mullion of one. The main room, centre front, has panelled walls, bolection-moulded fireplace with shelf over. Front right: lit by 2 windows, 2 in side wall blocked, one of them a cupboard; panelled walls, fireplace, moulded ceiling cornice; rear right: a corner fireplace, lit by 1 window on right return. A secondary staircase rises from the rear corridor to the attics: turned balusters, square newels, console brackets. Cellars below rear rooms contain base of a stone newel stair, brick-arched rooms lit by 2-light straight-chamfered mullioned windows, one door made from C17 framed panelling. John Cossins' 1725 map of Leeds shows the merchants' houses built at a time when Leeds was developing as the main centre for cloth production and export; this rural version (2 rather than 3 storeys) is a rare survival.

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