Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Griffin Hotel, Leeds

A typically spiky and restless Victorian extravaganza, built c1872, in a Gothic style, red brick and lashings of stone dressings. Instead of the traditional numbers, the clock face is inscribed with the letters "GRIFFINHOTEL", a perfect fit. Along with a number of other impressive buildings on the south side of the street, it was probably designed by Thomas Ambler for John Barran, clothing manufacturer, property speculator, and mayor in 1870-71. Grade II listed.

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