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05-08-2008, 12:06 PM
This is an ornate gothic structure built in 1877 to the design of renowned Bradford architects Milnes and France.

English Heritage Listing
Grid ref: No 34 SE 1434 SE 30/1173 8.1.82
Grade II Former Police station. 1877 Milnes and France architects. An ornate gothic inspired design despite being a small building. Corner site. Two-storeys and attic ashlar sandstone, mullioned windows. Principal feature is the rounded corner tower with steep corniced French roof of fine green slate.

The Architects
Eli Milnes (1830-1899) was the son of Henry Milnes of Toller Hall, Bradford. He was articled to William Rawstorne and then became a partner of Jonathon Dixon. In 1853 their office was in Swaine Street. In 1863 Charles France and Milnes went into partnership, and the firm, Milnes & France became one of the largest in the town. Arthur Alderson France and Charles E Milnes were taken into partnership in 1888
Charles France (1833-1902) was in partnership with Eli Milnes in Bradford from 1863 - earlier buildings are normally attributed to Eli Milnes

The pair were responsible for some of the finest architecture of their era:-

1859 53/55 Leeds Road, Little Germany
1860 72 Vicar Lane, Little Germany
1861 8 Currer Street, Little Germany
1861 Oakroyd Dyeworks, City Road
1862 Victor House, 10 Currer Street, Little Germany
1863 30 Well Street, Little Germany {demolished}
1863 Albert Memorial Fountain, Queensbury
1864 Thornfield, Manningham - house for J R Armitage
1864 Royal Infirmary - extensions
1864 43/45 Well Street, Little Germany
1865 Ladye Royde Hall, Manningham - house for Henry Illingworth
1865 Whetley Mills, Thornton Road - Jeremiah Illingworth
1865 Thornton Baths and wash houses
1866 Alston Works, Thornton Road - Isaac Holden
1866 Bank Top Mills, Beacon Road
1866 Woodlands, Toller Lane - house for Isaac Holden
1867 Albion House, 64 Vicar Lane, Little Germany
1867 BDA/Pennine House, 39 Well Street, Little Germany
1867 Priestley's Warehouse, 66 Vicar Lane, Little Germany
1867 Components House, 1 Burnett Street, Little Germany
1869 62 Leeds Road, Little Germany
1870 Restaurant - Market Street/Lower Cheapside
1873 62 Leeds Road, Little Germany - George Street extension
1873 S.L.Behrens Warehouse, 26 East Parade, Little Germany
1873 Caspian House, 61 East Parade, Little Germany
1873 Bradford District Bank (National Westminster), Market Street
1873 Dudley Hill Board School
1873 Barkerend Board School
1873 Royal Infirmary - extensions
1874 St Phillip's School, Girlington
1874 Independent College, Emm Lane
1877 Semons Warehouse (Abbey National), 25 Bolton Road
1877 34 Bavaria Place, Manningham, The Police Station
1878 Swan Arcade, Market Street {demolished}
1880 Oak Mills, Clayton
1885 Bradford Old (Becketts) Bank, Cheapside
1886 Princeville Combing Works
1898 Royal Victoria Nurses' Home
1902 Sir Joseph Behrens Warehouse/Merchants House, 37 Chapel Street, Little Germany