Beckett's Bank, Leeds


Date Built
28 - 30 Park Row
Beckett's Bank on Park Row in Leeds is in fact a J D Wetherspoon pub named after a bank that once existed further along Park Row until it was demolished. Described as "splendid" that building was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1867 (no indication which Gilbert Scott).  This mis-named building was in fact a branch of the Liverpool and Martins Bank.

The building is Grade II Listed and described by English Heritage as, "... Ashlar, slate roof. 4 storeys and attic, island site, 5 bays to Park Row, canted corner bays, 3 bays to returns, Bedford Street on north and Greek Street on south. Vermiculated rustication to quoins, rusticated ground floor. Corner entrances with fluted columns, entablature and plaque with Bank's emblem; tall ground-floor windows have scrolled keystones; recessed flat-arched upper-floor windows in moulded architraves; cast-iron grilles to central and corner 1st-floor windows, fielded plaques between 2nd-floor windows. Sill band, moulded string and eaves cornice, 4th storey set back; dormer windows in roof slope. Left return: narrow 2-window entrance bay far left has double doors and rails with pointed trident finials."