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Bischoff House, number 2 Hartley Hill

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City Centre
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Leeds Library & Information Services
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CLIE Bischoff 7
Bischoff House, number 2 Hartley Hill
Undated. This old print shows Bischoff House at number 2 Hartley Hill. Part of the front garden still remains - later shop premises were built in front of it. It was formerly called Sheepscar Hall but was re-named by the later occupiers, the Bischoff family who were worsted and woollen merchants. Bernard Bischoff (1696-1764) originally came from Basle, Switzerland, c1715. He was a wealthy wool merchant who became a prominent citizen of Leeds. He had four sons and founded a prosperous dynasty. The mansion was thought to have been designed by William Etty for Nathaniel Denison and it appears as a drawing on the 1725 Cossins' map of Leeds. Bischoff House was situated at the junction of Hartley Hill and North Street but was demolished c1968. In the years leading up to its demolition it was occupied by Arthur English Ltd., Electrical Contractor's.

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