Former Leeds Grammar School

Former Leeds Grammar School, with its chapel to the left. E. M. Barry. School: 1858-59; Chapel: 1862-63. 1875-80. Latter additions to the west, Austin and Paley 1904-05, and subsequent adaptations much more recently — it is now the University Business School.. "Decorated Gothic to a long cruciform plan with gabled flanks, and a spirelet over the 'crossing'" with chapel to match" (Leach and Pevsner 470). It was hardly surprising that this particular Leeds commission went to Barry, since his brother Alfred was headmaster of the school from 1854-1862 (Powell 333). At any rate, it was the young architect's first big projects. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the photograph to enlarge it.]


Leach, Peter, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Yorkshire West Riding, Leeds, Bradford and the North. The Buildings of England series. New Haven & London: Yale, 2009. Print.

Powell, Kenneth. "The Work of London Architects in Leeds." Leeds Architects and Architecture 1790-1914. Ed. Christopher Webster. Huddersfield: Northern Heritage Publications, in Association with the Victorian Society., 2011. 331-46. Print.

Last modified 14 March 2012.