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Metcalf Yard, Lady Beck


Subject ID:
20021010_34826296
Location:
Leylands
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
Unhealthy Areas, Volume 1, Number 30 (LQ 331.833 L517)
Metcalf Yard, Lady Beck
Description:
1901. View of Metcalf Yard, buildings to the back with Lady Beck running alongside. To the right is Lady Bridge, with the entrance to Metcalf Yard. This view is from the Quarry Hill side. Part of unhealthy area and to be demolished, the Beck contributed to the health problems of the area. Used for the discharge of industrial waste, as an open sewer and contaminated by refuse from a local abbatoir, it flows through densely populated areas, Sheepscar, Mabgate, Leylands, Quarry Hill, and the Bank. The Beck was known to flood homes and cellars, contaminate local water sources, and was a noxious nuisance. Frequent outbreaks of cholera were caused by water, contaminated by sewage, with epedemics in 1830s and 1840s. When improvevments were carried out in the area, the Beck was enclosed, mostly being confined underground.

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