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Infirmary, Infirmary Street

This was built by John Carr between 1768 - 1771 for £4599. It replaced the temporary arrangement when surgeon William Hey had begun the first infirmary in Leeds at his home in Kirkgate in 1767. In 1782 an extension costing £500 was added, this allowed for 68 patient beds. Another was added in 1786 with 20 beds, then a fourth top storey in 1792.

Benefactor Richard Fountayne Wilson bought adjacent land in 1818 which he then gave to the Infirmary to create gardens for the hospital. The demolition of this building took place in 1893 to make way for a branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank. A stone pillar was kept from the original building - this can be found at the rear of the Hotel Metropole.

Infirmary, Infirmary Street
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