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Lambert's Yard

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City Centre
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LIB Lambert (1) (browsing neg no 225)
Undated. Lambert's Yard, Lower Briggate. Derelict yard, buildings have broken windows. "The old house depicted in our illustration is to be seen in what is known as Lambert's yard, just above the railway bridge in Lower Briggate, on the left hand side proceeding from Boar Lane. It is now tenantless and the plaster is falling from the exterior walls, but despite its present forlorn appearance, it stands out distinctively from the ugly modern buildings which surround it. From Elizabethan times onwards for a century or more, Lower Briggate, like Boar Lane, was a favourite residential street of opulent merchants, who often had their handloom weaving carried on in the rear portion of their houses. Cheek by jowl with these little mansions were a few shops, and several of the real old English taverns" (Mattison A and Meakin W 1908 The Romance of Old Leeds p9) Photo by Alf Mattison.

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