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Horse and Jockey Hotel, number 48 Commercial Street


Horse and Jockey Hotel, number 48 Commercial Street
Description:
1887. Image shows the entrance to the Horse and Jockey Hotel at number 48 Commercial Street when the proprietor was J. Robertshaw. The public house dated from 1744 but was later replaced by the Mitre Hotel, built by Henry Child (1850 to 1921) and designed by Thomas Winn in 1899. At the left edge is signage for Smeeton's Draper and a Milliner, which may have been Katie Cowman's, also addressed as 48 Commercial Street (Slater's Directory of Leeds, 1890). At the right edge, at number 46, is a jeweller's with various items of jewellery on display in the window of the single storey building. The proprietor's name is C.H. Robshaw. From Mr Brown's album on photographs of old Leeds and also Wormald's Old Views of Leeds. The photograph was taken by Wormald of Leeds.

User Comments:

Name:
Paul Rogers

Comment:
The proprietor in the 1830's was my 3x great grandfather Joseph Rogers.

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
What price would those lanterns attract now. Wonderful pieces of history, would have looked well suited within the Victoria Quarter today. Plus at this time they would have been lit by gas and no doubt displaying coloured glass panels.

Date:
03-Jun-2017

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
At first glance, the jeweller's shop on the right, gives the impression that the structure on the left, with the two windows, is also a building. However, closer examination reveals that it is a wall; but if so, why the windows? What appear to be two very large lanterns are visible in what must have been a yard. The upper storey window being visible beyond one of them, implies that they were probably secured to the inside face of the wall. The two windows (that is if they are windows) do create somewhat of a puzzle though. Has anyone any information?

Date:
09-Sep-2019

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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