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St. Chad's Gardens, 114 to 120 Otley Road

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The Francis Frith Collection
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St. Chad
Undated. Image shows St. Chad's Gardens, a row of four substantial brick built properties numbering from the left, 120 to 114 Otley Road. They are Grade II listed and are richly decorated with Dutch style gables and terracotta faience. The land was acquired from the Cardigan Estate by Leeds solicitor, Thomas Simpson in 1878. The houses date from 1885 and the faience is thought to have been manufactured at the Burmantofts pottery of Wilcock & Co. James Holroyd, a resident of Headingley, was involved with the company and worked in partnership with London architect, Maurice Bingham Adams, to design features for houses in order to showcase the Burmantofts faience. It is likely that these houses were built as a result of this association. The properties are not referred to as St. Chad's Gardens on maps, or in the Listed Building Gazeteer, but only as 114 to 120 Otley Road. They stand at the corner with Hollin Road, off camera, right, and back on to Hollin Mount.

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