Byram Arcade, West Gate, Huddersfield

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  • appears on maps: 1890 [#143]
  • location: West Gate, Huddersfield
  • status: still exists
  • category: commercial building
  • architect: William Henry Crossland (1835-1908)

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II
  • first listed 29 September 1978
  • listing entry number 1224912

WESTGATE. Nos 10 to 18 (even). The Byram Arcade. 1880-1. Architect W H Crossland. Hammer dressed stone. Pitched slate roof. 5 storeys. 5 gabled front, outer pairs separated by chimneys with pilaster strips running up their outer edges, central one crow-stepped with traceried panelling. Ground and mezzanine floor modern shops, except for Nos 10 and 12 which have contemporary shopfront with a swag on the mezzanine floor. Between Nos 12 and 14 is the 3-centred arched entrance to the Byram Arcade, with carved voussoirs and spandrels, and wrought iron fanlight, over which is an elaborate cartouche with the arms of Ramsden, supported by gryphons, and the legend "Byram Arcade" the lintel of the mezzanine window is decorated with contemporary glazed tiles. 2nd and 3rd floor windows are linked by vertical panels, in pairs, separated by octagonal colonnettes: 13 ranges of sashes, in chamfered voussoirs, segment-headed on 3rd floor. 4th floor has paired sashes with stone millions and hollow chamfered reveals. 4 storey elevation to Station Street. Corner turret on elaborately moulded corbel at 1st floor level: conical roof. 3 modern shops. 2 doors with pointed arches, chamfered surrounds, crenellated transoms, and fanlights with cinquefoiled wooden tracery. 4 ranges of paired sashes, 3 of single sashes. 1st and 2nd floor windows set in tall recessed panels. Above 3 of the paired windows are paired round-arched windows with octagonal colonnettes, cusping and quatrefoil oculi above, surmounted by coped gables. Byram Arcade itself has glazed top lighting and 2 balconies on all 4 sides, supported on cast iron brackets with simple tracery, and with elegant wrought iron balustrade with mahogany handrail.