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© Mr Geoffrey R. Handford

IoE Number: 465586
Location: CITY ART GALLERY, ALEXANDER STREET (west side)
  LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Geoffrey R. Handford
Date Photographed: 31 March 2003
Date listed: 26 September 1963
Date of last amendment: 26 September 1963
Grade II

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LEEDSSE2933NETHE HEADROW714-1/75/76(North side)

LEEDS SE2933NE THE HEADROW 714-1/75/76 (North side) 26/09/63 City Art Gallery and Henry Moore Centre GV II Formerly known as: Municipal Buildings including Art Gallery and Library CALVERLEY STREET. Leeds City Art Gallery. 1886-88, altered and extended late C20. By WH Thorp. Alterations and extension on S side, overlying Centenary Street, 1982, by JV Thorp (City Architect's Dept) and Neville Condor Associates. The original range is ashlar, slate and lead roof, 2 storeys; entrance far right, corner with Alexander Street, the ground floor large flat-headed mullion and transom windows with pilasters between are concealed by the later addition which has entrance lobby and Henry Moore Gallery. Steps and ramp to front, statue of reclining woman by Henry Moore. INTERIOR: original range has entrance hall with fine stone divided staircase and a statue of Queen Anne by Andrew Carpenter, 1712; library with gallery and cast-iron columns. The statue of Queen Anne came from the demolished Moot Hall, Briggate, built 1630, demolished 1820. The Art Gallery was built behind the Municipal Buildings which housed the Public Library and the S side faced onto Centenary Street, with a warehouse block on the S side of that street obscuring the facade. The library's Reading Room was converted to a sculpture gallery and the Art Gallery library was the News Room. A 1st-floor bridge links this building with No.74 The Headrow, premises of the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture (qv). The City Art Gallery was first added to the list 16/10/91. (Public Library Local History Collection: Photograph of Reading Room).

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