SE2933 : The Metropole Hotel

taken 1 year ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

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The Metropole Hotel
The Metropole Hotel
The Metropole Hotel, King St., Leeds

Completed in 1899 on the site of the 4th version of the White Cloth hall, from which the Cupola was retained. The Metropole is clad in Terracotta made by J Edwards at the Rhos Glazed Brick and Trefynant Fireclay Works, Pen-y-bont.

Currently run by PH hotels and branded "The Met" the name is due to change again in a few months, extinguishing all reference to the Metropole. But the name on the frontage cannot be removed, as this is a grade II listed building (LinkExternal link )

King Street, Leeds

The 4th White Cloth Hall was a market for the sale of undyed cloth on King Street.

The 4th White Cloth hall was built in 1868 by the North Eastern Railway company to replace the 3rd White Cloth Hall that they had to partly demolish in 1865 to build the North Eastern Viaduct to access the New Station.

The building did not last long, due to the decline in cloth manufacturing in Yorkshire. It was never fully used, and was demolished in 1895. Today the site is occupied by the Hotel Metropole. The cupola survives, incorporated onto the hotel roof

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
Saturday, 23 February, 2019   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 23 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
1899 
Building Material (from Tags)
Terracotta 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hotel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2971 3346 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.7963N 1:33.0266W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 29698 33445
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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