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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Saturday 13th August 2022

Old Medical School

TudorGlossary Term [1] GothicGlossary Term [2] style, of three storeys and attics, and built of local brick with Mansfield stone dressingsGlossary Term [3]. All carving is by J.W.Appleyard. It stands closeGlossary Term [4] to the Leeds General Infirmary, on an awkward island site. Its form is a U-plan, open on the W side with the main entrance towards the Infirmary crowned with a battlemented tower surmounted by a wooden domed lanternGlossary Term [5]. Refurbished 1984-5 by John Brunton Partnership, its interior is well preserved: the entrance hall is paved in lovely glowing pink mosaic with bands of flowers; the walls lined with mellow green tiles moulded into naturalistic patterns in the responds of arches which open into the separate departments. A wide staircase with cast ironGlossary Term [6] balustrade rises opposite. The W side of the School is closed by John C. Proctor's plain brick wing of 1930.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009