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©  Krystyna Szulecka LBIPP

IoE Number: 465306
Location: CHAPEL ALLERTON HOSPITAL, HAREHILLS LANE (north side)
  LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Krystyna Szulecka LBIPP
Date Photographed: 14 May 2004
Date listed: 05 August 1976
Date of last amendment: 11 September 1996
Grade II

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LEEDS SE3136 HAREHILLS LANE, Chapel Allerton 714-1/20/1301 (North side) 05/08/76 Chapel Allerton Hospital (Formerly Listed as: GLEDHOW PARK DRIVE, Chapel Allerton Chapel Allerton Hospital) GV II Formerly known as: Gledhow Grove GLEDHOW PARK Chapel Allerton. Mansion, now hospital. 1835-40, altered C20. John Clark. For John Hives. Ashlar, slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with 4:3:4 windows. Greek Revival style, quoin pilasters and plinth. Central pedimented bay projects, pilasters and 2 giant fluted Ionic columns in antis; 8-panel double doors, overlight with roundels, shouldered architrave, in round-arched recess. Entrance obscured by covered walkway to hospital buildings. Sashes with glazing bars, ground floor in shouldered architraves, plain lintels and moulded sill band to 1st floor. Hipped roof with fine chimneys in the form of linked short Ionic columns. Rear: 2 wings, 4-storey tower with round-arched windows, top storey rebuilt above band with roundel decoration. Left return: 3 bays, 1:3:3 windows, the left 2 bays probably a later C19 addition, sashes with glazing bars and C20 casements, deep ashlar eaves band and blocking course, added dormers. Right return: left bay has a fine semicircular 3-light bow window with attached fluted Ionic columns supporting a deep entablature, 3 sashes to 1st floor. INTERIOR: vestibule and entrance hall with green marble and stone floors, cross-corridor plan with 4 fluted Ionic columns in hall, panelled ceiling with egg-and-dart, bead-and-reel and acanthus plaster decoration. Fine tunnel-vaulted stairwell with divided staircase, ornate iron balusters, round-arched stair windows. John Clark also designed the flax mill at Bank Mills, East Street (qv) for John Hives of the firm of Hives and Atkinson. John Hives was one of the mill owners who moved from the increasingly polluted Park Square area to the out-townships in the early C19 (Beresford p.298). The house was originally named Gledhow Grove. (Thoresby Society Publication, LX & LXI, 131 & 132: Beresford MW: East End, West End. The Face of Leeds 1684-1842: Leeds: 1988-: 298; Linstrum D: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture: London: 1978-: 83).

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