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Art Gallery, Queen Anne statue (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the ground floor of the City Art Gallery showing the statue of Queen Anne in the centre. This statue has been much travelled over the years, having originally been erected in the Moot Hall in Briggate in 1712, at the expense of Alderman Milner. It was transferred to the old Corn Exchange in 1828 then again to the Town Hall in 1868. Finally it was restored and placed in the Art Gallery by Sir Frederick Milner and his family in celebration of the jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887, and it has remained there ever since.
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Briggate, looking north to the Corn Exchange (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1863. Early view, looking north, showing the Corn Exchange which preceded the one designed by Brodrick. It was situated north of the junction with Briggate and built by Samuel Chapman at a cost of £12,500 in 1828. As well as facilities for the sale of corn, it boasted four shops, an inn, a hotel and warehouses for the corn merchants. The statue of Queen Anne can just be glimpsed in the round-arched niche beneath the clock. It had been transferred to this building from the old Moot Hall which was demolished in 1825 and had been situated further down Briggate by the junction with Kirkgate. This Corn Exchange building was demolished in 1869 so this is a very early photograph. Photography by Wormald of Leeds.
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Briggate, Old Corn Exchange (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Old photograph (pre 1868) of the top end of Briggate showing the old Corn Exchange building in the centre. This was situated just to the north of the junction of Upperhead Row and Lowerhead Row, now part of New Briggate. The building was designed by Samuel Chapman of Leeds, the foundation stone was laid by John Cawood on 31st May 1826 and it opened for trade in 1829. The clock at the top and the statue of Queen Anne, seen in the arch in the centre of the building, had previously been in the Moot Hall, demolished in 1825-26. The statue can now be seen in the City Art Gallery. The old Corn Exchange was demolished in 1868-69 after the present Corn Exchange, which was built to replace it, had opened in 1863.
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Briggate, the Old Corn Exchange (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1868. Image shows an early postcard view of Briggate. In the centre is the old Corn Exchange which was built between 1826 and 1828 to designs by Samuel Chapman. The marble statue of Queen Anne by sculptor, Andrew Carpenter, in her Parliament robes with crown, globe, sceptre and Order of the Garter, dates from 1713 and was originally displayed on the exterior of the Moot Hall (demolished on the 30th May, 1825). The statue was transferred to the old Corn Exchange in 1828. Nowadays, it can be viewed in Leeds City Art Gallery where it was moved in 1887. The photograph was taken just before the old Corn Exchange was demolished in 1868. By that time the building had become inadequate to cope with the increase in trade and so the Markets Committee of the Corporation held a competition to design a new Corn Exchange. The winner was architect, Cuthbert Brodrick, and his impressive oval building of 1862 still stands today on Call Lane. On the left, some of the shops and businesses in Briggate can be identified. At the left edge, at number 79, is Adam Rankine Armstrong, ironmonger. Next, at number 80, the small shop is a tobacconists run by John Midgley Cullingworth, then at number 81 is William Briggs, woollen draper. After number 81 is the entrance to Swan Street. On the right hand side there is a horse-drawn vehicle in which a man wearing a top hat is seated.
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Leeds Tercentenary Celebration, Station (City Centre)
Black & White image1926, This was the entrance to the train station in City Square with a replica of the Old Moot Hall, complete with a statue of Queen Anne. The Moot Hall was demolished in 1825 and the Queen Anne Statue is now in the Art Gallery.
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Moot Hall, Briggate (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Photograph of a painting showing the Moot Hall, situated on Briggate by the junction with Kirkgate. It was built in 1710 replacing an older Moot Hall dating from c1618. The building was demolished in 1825, and the statue of Queen Anne was transferred to the original Corn Exchange at the top of Briggate when it was built in 1828.
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Moot Hall, Briggate (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, A print showing a snowy Briggate and the Moot Hall as it was rebuilt on the site of its 17th century predecessor. It was in the centre of Briggate, dividing the street in two. It had a butchers shop on the ground floor and a court room above where the Leeds Corporation and Quarter sessions were held. In the centre of the print a carriage loaded with people is pulled along Briggate by four horses. The print dates from the eighteenth century.
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Moot Hall, Briggate, Leeds 1816 (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image1816. Moot Hall built about 1618. Rebuilt in 1710. Demolished in 1826 and a corn exchange built at the top of Briggate. The white marble statue of Queen Anne by Andrew Carpenter, gift of Alderman Milner, was placed in front of Moot Hall 1713, and removed to top of Briggate in 1828 before going to the City Art Gallery. Moot Hall was the scene of many pageants notably when Charles 1 made the town into a Royal Borough. The heads of three executed men in 1664 were also said to have been placed on spikes at Moothall End (Mattison M and Meakin W, 1908, The Romance of Old Leeds, p4). Artist Thomas Taylor. Engraver Charles Heath. Also reproduced by Alf Mattison from the engraving.
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Queen Anne Statue, engraving (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Engraving of the statue of Queen Anne now in Leeds City Art Gallery. The white marble statue was originally sculptured by Andrew Carpenter and placed in front of the Moot Hall on Briggate in 1713. It was moved to the Corn Exchange at the top of Briggate in 1828, then moved to the Art Gallery in 1887.
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The Moot Hall, before its demolition (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec early 1800s Engraving entitled 'The Moot Hall, Leeds, before its Demolition', drawn by Thos. Taylor and published by Robinson and Hernamen, Leeds. The Moot Hall, situated on Briggate by its junction with Kirkgate, was demolished in 1825 so it most likely dates from sometime in the early 19th century.
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The Moot Hall, Leeds before its demolition (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour imagec early 1800s Print titled 'The Moot Hall, Leeds before its demolition', drawn by Thomas Taylor. The Moot Hall, situated on Briggate by its junction with Kirkgate, was demolished in 1825 so it most likely dates from sometime in the early 19th century.
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The Shambles, Middle Row, Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated View shows Middle Row. This row of shops was part of The Shambles which ran along Briggate from what would now be the junction with King Edward Street upto the entrance the County Arcade. The word Shamble comes from Seamol which was a bench where meat was displayed and sold. The Moot Hall and Middle Row behind were considered an obstruction to the throughfare of one of the city's busiest streets therefore after hundreds of years of existence, Middle Row was removed in 1825 moving to the newly opened Bazaar and Shambles between Briggate and Vicar Lane.
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