© Mr Steve Novak
ST JAME'S HALL, 25-41 NEW YORK STREET (north side)
LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Mr Steve Novak
05 May 2001
14 August 1986
Date of last amendment:
11 September 1996
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SE3033SE NEW YORK STREET
714-1/79/271 (North side)
14/08/86 Nos.25-41 (Odd)
St James's Hall and Westminster
(Formerly Listed as:
NEW YORK STREET
St James's Hall, now Westminster
Includes: No.5 HARPER STREET.
Temperance hotel, public hall and dining rooms, now shops and
offices. 1877, enlarged 1884, altered C20. By Thomas Ambler
for WJ Armitage. Red brick, with polychrome brick and stone
dressings, C20 flat roof not visible. Gothic Revival style. 4
storeys; an island site with a long elevation to New York
Street and short returns.
Ground floor: 8 bays of shops, flat-headed fascias left,
segmental right, original arrangement with use of cast-iron,
brackets supporting dentilled cornice and ball finials on left
return; central double doors under a crocketed gable to
Westminster Building. 1st and 2nd floors: 8 lancets with
colonnettes to right, rising through both floors; centre: 3
arched bays with 2 tiers of windows with traceried heads;
left: 3 plainer bays with paired windows. Sashes throughout.
3rd floor: 8 plain sashes to right, 6 paired sashes with
arched heads left. Parapet and roof line damaged and repaired.
3-light canted corners, lancets right (Harper Street) and more
decorative tracery on left return, the eaves having a stone
plaque inscribed 'ST JAMES'S HALL'.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The building originally contained coffee, dining, reading and
smoking rooms on the ground floor, a lecture room seating 450
on the 1st floor, club rooms and the manager's apartments on
the 2nd floor and dormitory apartments for strangers and
working men on the 3rd floor. Attic floor destroyed by fire