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IoE Number: 465075
Photographer: Mr Steve Novak
Date Photographed: 05 July 2001
Date listed: 22 November 1974
Date of last amendment: 22 November 1974
Grade II

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LEEDSSE33SWBECKETT STREET, Sheepscar714-1/11/1103(West side)

LEEDS SE33SW BECKETT STREET, Sheepscar 714-1/11/1103 (West side) 22/11/74 St James' Hospital: Northside Building GV II Workhouse, later hospital and medical museum. Dated 1858.By Perkin and Backhouse of Leeds. Conversion to Thackray Medical Museum, 1995. Red brick with white brick banding, stone dressings, slate roof. 3 storeys, 15 unequal bays, central and flanking bays project, the centre with two 3-storey canted bays and large round-arched window between with entrance below. Doorways with semicircular overlights to bays 2, 6, 8 (centre), 10 and 14 (blocked). Rusticated pilasters. Ornate pierced stone parapet rising to widely spaced Dutch gables with finials. Modillion cornice. Large square central tower with date: 'A.D./ MDCCCLVIII', rusticated pilasters to corner turrets with ogee-shaped roofs each with large wind vane. INTERIOR: not inspected. The Leeds New Workhouse was built to accomodate 800 persons, at a cost of »32,000. The foundation stone was laid in 1858 and the building opened 28/03/1861. Later part of the Leeds Township Infirmary, funded by the Poor Law Guardians and built in 1874. Now the Ashley Wing, Elderly Services Department of St James' University Hospital. (RCHME: Report: St James's University Hospital: 1995-).

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