Station Street Buildings, Station Street, Huddersfield

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  • location: 12 Station Street (also with frontage on St. Peter's Street), Huddersfield
  • status: still exists
  • category: commercial buildings
  • architect: John Hatchard-Smith (1853-1936)


The following firms are known to have had offices in the building:

  • Armitage & Norton (chartered accountants)[1]
  • Mills & Best (solicitors)[2]
  • Ramsden, Sykes & Ramsden (solicitors)[3]
  • Yorkshire & Pacific Securities Ltd. (investments, trusts & financial agency)[4]

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II
  • first listed 29 September 1978
  • listing entry number 1239107

STATION STREET (East Side). No 12 (Station Street Buildings). Early C20. By John Hatchard-Smith. Ashlar. Two storeys and basement three storeys to St Peter's Street. Modillion eaves cornice. Openwork parapet. Ground and first floors rusticated. Second floor articulated by Ionic ¾ columns taking entablature. Central bay on St Peter's Street side, and two symmetrically placed bays on Station Street site break forward and have swan's neck pediments at eaves cornice level; above this steep-pitched shaped gables with oval oculi. Corner has round turret corbelled out at 1st floor level, with three orders of attached pilasters and a steep pyramidal roof with open lantern and finial. Seven ranges of casements to St Peter's Street and ten to Station Street. Ground floor windows are round-arched, First floor windows have mullion and transom crosses, second floor windows are paired, with transoms and depressed arched heads. On bays which break forward, windows are 3-light. On St Peter's Street side is a door with six moulded panels and fanlight in concave jambs, with triangular pediment taken on large consoles. On Station Street side is a similar door, 12-panelled, with broken pediment taking cartouche with device. Rounded corner at south end. Door in south elevation up flight of steps, with ornamental cast iron railings which terminate at street end in monolithic stone pier.

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Notes and References

  1. From at least the 1910s until at least the 1950s (perhaps until 1987 when the firm was acquired by KPMG. Gilbert P. Norton was named as a liquidator in the firm in 1939.
  2. By the 1920s.
  3. From at least the 1930s until present.
  4. By the 1920s.

Station Street Buildings, Station Street, Huddersfield


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This page was last modified on 9 April 2019 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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