The following is a selection of items available in the Local Studies Library in Leeds. More are available on request.
For a general history of Leeds see:
Burt, S. and Grady, K. The Illustrated History of Leeds. 2002.
Thornton, D. Leeds: The Story of a City. 2002
Fraser, D. (Ed.) A History of Modern Leeds. 1980.
Beresford, M.W. and Jones G.R.J. (Eds.) Leeds and its Region. 1967.
Burt, S and Grady, K. War Plague and Trade. Leeds in the Seventeenth Century. 1987.
Burt, S and Grady, K. The Merchants' Golden Age. Leeds 1700-1790. 1987.
Heap, Ann, and Brears, Peter. Leeds Describ'd. Eyewitness Accounts of Leeds 1534-1905.
Earlier accounts of the history of Leeds are given in:
Parsons, E. The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial and miscellaneous history of Leeds etc. 1834.
Thoresby, Ralph. Ducatus Leodiensis. 1715.
Whitaker, T. D. Leodis and Elmete 1816.
For information on Cloth Halls and the Woollen Industry
Heaton, H. The Yorkshire Woollen and Worsted Industries, 1965. Pages 359-404.
Crump W.B. The Leeds Woollen Industry 1780-1820. In: Publications of the Thoresby Society, Volume 32, 1931.
Wilson R.G. Gentleman Merchants. The Merchant Community in Leeds, 1700-1830. 1971.
Leeds Markets in the 1820s.
Grady, K. Profit, Property Interests and Public Spirit: the provision of markets and commercial interests in Leeds, 1822-29. In: Thoresby Society Publications. Miscellany Volume 16, Part 3, No.22, 165-195, 1979.
Burt, S. and Grady K. Kirkgate Market: An Illustrated History 1993.
Leeds City Council: 25 Years of Market History, 1991
Leeds City Council: New Life for the Market Hall Building, 1989.
Markets Project Team: Kirkgate Market Re-development Proposals. 1988.
Local Studies Library: Newspaper cuttings on Kirkgate market, 1985-1987.
Other publications on Leeds markets.
Grady, K. Commercial, marketing and retailing amenities, 1700-1914. In: A History of Modern Leeds. Editor: Derek Fraser 1980. pages 177-199.
City of Leeds Markets, 1952. The History and Development of markets under the control of the Markets Department for the period ending August 1968.
J A. The History of the Leeds Fish Market. Undated
Knowles A.J. Opening of the new City Meat Market. 1899.
Leeds City Council: Opening of the extension of the wholesale meat market and Abattoirs. 1928.
Leeds City Council: Wholesale Meat Market and Abbattoir.1966.
Copies of the Leeds Intelligencer, and other local newspapers are available on microfilm in the Local Studies Library, Leeds.
All maps are from the collection in the Local Studies Library in Leeds, except where indicated below.
Most of the images used are from the print collection in the Local Studies Library. Some are from books and other materials in the Local Studies collection, and where this is the case, details are given below, as are details of those images taken from other sources.
Some images in this section have been taken from 'Kirkgate Market. An Illustrated History' by Steven Burt and Kevin Grady, by kind permission of the authors. (They are listed as 'from Burt and Grady' in the following list)
Map of Leeds 1560 redrawn from a copy of the original in the Public Record Office.
Taking cloth to market, and the Mixed Cloth Hall interior are from: The Costumes of Yorkshire by George Walker, 1814.
The mixed or coloured cloth hall from: The History of Leeds by William Boyne, 1877.
Image of the White Cloth Hall taken from: An Illustrated History of Leeds, by Steven Burt and Kevin Grady. By kind permission of the authors.
Second white cloth hall and Fourth White Cloth Hall 1868 from Burt and Grady.
Mixed Cloth Hall Interior from: The Costumes of Yorkshire by George Walker 1814.
The Bazaar and Shambles from: The Leeds Graphic, 18th July 1885.
Map showing markets built 1700-1745 from Grady, K. Commercial, marketing and retailing amenities, 1700-1914. In: A History of Modern Leeds. Editor: Derek Fraser 1980, pages 177-199. By kind permission of the author.
Kirkgate Market 1820-1850
The Vicarage and Leeds Improvement Act showing plan of market extension,1843, from Burt and Grady.
Kirkgate Market 1850-1875
Covered Market Interior from the Leeds Graphic, 18th July 1885.
Design for covered market from Burt and Grady.
Kirkgate Market 1875-1900
General Produce Market, 1885, and Fish Market interior 1885 from: The Leeds Graphic, 18th July 1885.
Design for new market 1875 from Burt and Grady.
Kirkgate Market 1900-1920
Artist's impression of market hall 1901 from: The Building News, 26th April 1901.
Leeming and Leeming's plans of the New Market Hall and elevation to Vicar Lane from Burt and Grady.
Kirkgate Market 1920-1950
Paintings by E. Langdon-Down from Burt and Grady.
Proposed Scheme for markets 1939 from Burt and Grady.
Game Row 1940. From Burt and Grady, originals in West Yorkshire Archive Service Collection.
Kirkgate Market 1950-1980
The Clean food Window from Burt and Grady.
Photograph of Area of Fire Damage by kind permission of the Yorkshire Post.
After the Fire from: Burt and Grady, originals in Leeds City Museums collection.
Newspaper report by kind permission of the Yorkshire Post.
Kirkgate Market 1980-2000
Design by MAB for new market 1996 from Burt and Grady.
Aerial View, 1992, from Burt and Grady, original from the Planning Department, Leeds City Council.