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Red Hall, King Charles Street

Red Hall, King Charles Street
c1910. Photo Mattison. Erected in 1628 by Thomas Metcalfe, it was the first red brick house in the town centre. Charles 1 stayed here in 1646. Later The Red House was the home of Richard Thornton the 'Recorder of Leedes' and then of Henry Ibbetson (Mattison A and Meakin W 1908 The Romance of Old Leeds. Used as a Rover car showroom at the time of this photograph. Purchased by the Schofield family in 1912 and restored. Demolished in the 1960s as Schofield's store was redeveloped.

User Comments:

Helen Graham

Is this house somewhere near where King Charles' Croft was? I heard there was a circus there (the owner, Pablo Fanque, alias William Darby, is buried in King George's Fields, and mentioned in the Beatles' song - 'For the benefit of mr. Kite'. Just wondered if anyone knew where it was, or if there's a photo at all?

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