SE2933 : Leeds City Museum

taken 1 year ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

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Leeds City Museum
Leeds City Museum
Originally built as the Leeds Institute, comprising the Civic Theatre and School of Music. 1865-8, by Cuthbert Brodrick.

The building served a variety of educational purposes but by the end of the 20th century much was in a poor state of repair, with only the Civic Theatre in regular use. During the first decade of the 21st century the building was completely refurbished to become the home of the City Museum in 2008.

Massive classical (Franco-Italian) style with battered and rusticated basement. Listed Grade II*.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Monday, 11 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Theatre  Institute 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century  1860s 
Style (from Tags)
Neo-Classical 
Architect (from Tags)
Cuthbert Brodrick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2993 3399 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.0813N 1:32.8232W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2992 3397
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Museum  Grade II(star) Listed 

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