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Search Aspect (St. Chad''s Gardens )
Location - Leeds & District

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St. Chad's Gardens, 114 to 120 Otley Road (Weetwood)
Black & White imageUndated. View of St. Chad's Gardens in Otley Road. The houses are built in brick and terracotta and date from 1885. Thomas Simpson, (1829-1898) solicitor of Simpson Curtis of Leeds, had purchased the land from the Cardigan Estate in 1878. The four imposing houses with dutch style gables stand at the corner with Hollin Road (off camera, right) and number from the left, 120 to 114 Otley Road. The elaborate terracotta decoration, faience, is thought to have been manufactured at Burmantofts and designed to showcase the work of the pottery business. This was probably at the instigation of James Holroyd, who made his home in Headingley, but between 1879 and 1884 had done much to promote the Burmantofts firm of Wilcock & Co. These properties are Grade II listed. They do not appear as St. Chad's Gardens on old or recent maps so it would be of interest to find out when they were first referred to by this address. The houses have long gardens to the front and open on to Hollin Mount at the back.
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St. Chad's Gardens, 114 to 120 Otley Road (Weetwood)
Black & White imageUndated. 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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