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[1]Adel Church Yard (Adel)
Adel Church YardUndated. View of Adel Church Yard showing sundial, stone coffins and millstones from Adel Mill Farm, previously used for grinding corn. A stone wall is visible behind and beyond that one and two storey houses. This photograph was taken in the early 1900s.
[2]All Saint's Church, Harewood (Harewood) (1 comment)
All SaintUndated, Back view of All Saints Church with tower on the left including clock and empty flagpole. Side porch on left and multiple arch windows ending in large arch window at rear. Situated in an overgrown, untended graveyard. Rebuilt in the 14th century on an earlier foundation. Photograph taken in the early 1900s.
[3]Almshouses, Wetherby Road (Roundhay) (3 comments)
Almshouses, Wetherby RoadUndated, Founded by Stephen Nicholson in 1837 for retired servants of the Nicholson family or people living in the locality. Residents had to attend the local church twice on Sundays.
[4]Armley Branch Library & Old Police Station at the Junction of Town Street & Wesley Road (Armley) (8 comments)
Armley Branch Library & Old Police Station at the Junction of Town Street & Wesley RoadUndated, An early view of the new City of Leeds Public Free Library, Armley Branch, on the left. Designed by Percy Robinson it replaced a temporary branch opened in the U.N.F.C. Schoolroom, Carcrofts in 1874. The new library was estimated to have shelving for 21, 740 volumes. Far right at no 3 Town Street is the old police station and the building on the left of it is Temperance Hall.
[5]Armley Park, Front Gardens (Armley)
Armley Park, Front GardensUndated, Taken in the early 1900s of front gardens of Armley Park off Stanningley Road. View shows an urn on a pedestal, formal flower beds and paths and a lodge. In the background behind the trees are seen multiple chimneys of terraced houses.
[6]Arthington Viaduct also showing the weir near Arthington Mill Farm (Arthington) (2 comments)
Arthington Viaduct also showing the weir near Arthington Mill FarmUndated. Long distance view of the River Wharfe. It shows the weir near Arthington Mill Farm and looks towards Arthington Viaduct, seen in the background. This weir is no longer in existence but is marked on an O.S. map for 1934.
[7]Arthington Viaduct and the River Wharfe (Arthington) (3 comments)
Arthington Viaduct and the River WharfeUndated, Arthington viaduct spanning the River Wharfe in the early 1900s. Thomas Grainger built the viaduct in the 1840s. It has an impressive 21 segmental arches and sweeps across the river and valley on a 940.4 radius curve. Thomas Grainger had built railways all over Scotland and the North of England. Unfortunately after being a great advocate of railway safety he was himself killed in a train crash at the age of 57.
[8]Arthington, River Wharfe (Arthington)
Arthington, River WharfeUndated, A view of the River Wharfe looking towards Arthington Viaduct.
[9]Bank of England, St Anne's Cathedral (City Centre)
Bank of England, St AnneUndated, Print in the early 1900s looking along Park Row to St Anne's Cathedral built in 1837-8. It was replaced in 1902-4 by the present St Anne's Cathedral. On the left is the Bank of England opened in 1864, designed by Phillip Hardwick. The building still stands and now a bar in the old vaults.
[10]Bertram Mills Circus (Woodhouse) (9 comments)
Bertram Mills CircusUndated, Circus big top surrounded by people, cars and stalls. Parents with small children in prams in foreground. Houses and trees visible in the background.
[11]Bertram Mills Circus (Woodhouse) (2 comments)
Bertram Mills CircusUndated, Situated on Woodhouse Moor, the image shows the big top surrounded by people and smaller stalls on the right. An elephant shaped balloon advertises the circus and in the foreground there is a period van with 'Bertram Mills Circus' on the side and a loud speaker on the roof. To the right sits a motor cycle and side car. Houses and trees are visible in the background.
[12]Bishopgate Street, Swinegate (City Centre)
Bishopgate Street, SwinegateUndated, An early view of Scarborough buildings in Bishopgate. Below the balcony on the left can be seen the sign for Hepton Bros wholesale manufacturers of mantles and waterproofs. Notices on the window and door inform us that they have removed to new premises on Oxford Row. The 1899 Robinson Directory of Leeds lists them as occupying 19 Oxford Row so this gives some indication of the date of this photograph. Brass founders can be seen on the right at 31-41 Swinegate.
[13]Black Prince, City Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black Prince, City SquareUndated. Side view of the Black Prince statue surrounded by the smaller statues of 'morn' and 'even. Behind the Black Prince on the left is Priestley Hall and on the right Mill Hill Chapel. In the background a sign is visible for The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corporation Ltd. at number 1 Royal Exchange Buildings. This company was there from the 1930s - until at least the 1960s. The image is thought to be post-war - from between the late 1940s and mid 1950s. The edges of the flight of steps leading up to the statue of The Black Prince still have the white markings made for pedestrian safety in the blackout hours during the Second World War.
[14]Black Prince, City Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black Prince, City SquareUndated, Side view of the Black Prince statue sculpted by Thomas Brock. It was unveiled on September 16th 1903 and the inscription reads 'Hero of Crecy and Poitiers'. The flower of England chivalry, the upholder of the rights of the people in the Good Parliament.' On the left behind the statue is the Norwich Union Insurance building and in the right Priestley Hall. Also on the right can be seen tram stops.
[15]Boar Lane from City Square (City Centre) (2 comments)
Boar Lane from City SquareUndated, View up Boar Lane from City Square, on the left is the Royal Exchange Chambers, home of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Next to this is a cast iron gothic warehouse, housing Millet's Tubes. On the right is the green dome of Midland Bank Ltd, Bishopgate and the Queen's Hotel. The streets are full of people and Boar Lane is closed by barriers stating 'No Road'.
[16]Bramley Park (Bramley) (1 comment)
Bramley ParkUndated, A view of Bramley Park in the early 1900s. Crowds have gathered to attend a brass band concert. Seating is arranged in a circle around the ornate bandstand. The grounds were laid out and planted in 1872 and the bandstand and shelter were placed higher up on the slope with a turfed recreation ground below for children to play. The front part was laid out with shrubberies laid out herbaceous planting and winding walks.
[17]Bramley Town Street (Bramley) (10 comments)
Bramley Town StreetUndated, A view of Upper Town Street, Bramley in the early 1900s. The first shop on the left is at no 303, Stephenson's baby linen warehouse run by Miss Sarah Ann Stephenson. The second left on the corner of Westover Road is Bramley Conservative Club. At 268 Eslington House there is a confectioners displaying a sign for tea, refreshments and advertisements for Fry's Chocolate. The butcher, Walter Lister occupies no 266 Upper Town Street. He ran his business here for 52 years.
[18]Bramley, Junction of Hough Lane & Bramley Town Street (Bramley) (10 comments)
Bramley, Junction of Hough Lane & Bramley Town StreetUndated, A view of Bramley Town Street at the junction of Hough Lane. The old Wesleyan Chapel can be seen on the left. On the right hand side there is the London and Midland Bank. A woman and a child are looking in a shop window.
[19]Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
BriggateUndated, An early twentieth century view of Briggate looking South from the junction with the Headrow. Windows are being cleaned on the left, the young chap posing for the camera has just been emptied his bucket in the drain. On the left hand corner of Lowerhead Row, there is Firth's (G E Verity), Milliner offering Stylish Millinery at lowest prices. On the right side on the corner is E Hick & Co Drapers at number 87. A Leeds City Tramways tram rattles up Briggate on its way to Harehills Road. An advert for Mother Shipton's Soap is displayed on the front.
[20]Briggate (City Centre) (2 comments)
BriggateUndated, An early 1900s view of Briggate looking north from Boar Lane/Duncan Street Junction. On the corner of the junction with Boar Lane, on the left is Sutton's Mantles at no 33. Edward Bissington hatter and hosier at no 34. James Croisdale, cutler at no 36 and Baker & Son, drapers at no 38. Waller & Richardson drapers at no 40. The 136 Open topped tram to Roundhay Park rounds the corner of Boar Lane on to Briggate.
[21]Briggate at Junction with Commercial Street (City Centre)
Briggate at Junction with Commercial StreetUndated, An early view of Briggate looking towards upper Briggate from the junction with Commercial Street. Looking from the left at the junction is Z Barraclough & Sons Jewellers at no 54, at no 55 Lockhart Bros Ltd, Restaurant & the Packhorse Yard. The scene is busy and bustling. A policeman stands in the middle of Briggate perhaps supervising the traffic.
[22]Briggate, Albion Hotel (City Centre)
Briggate, Albion HotelUndated, A view of Albion Hotel on the East side of Briggate situated at number 142. The archway leads onto Albion Yard which had stables and coach houses. The hotel was demolished to make way for F.W. Woolworth's & Co which opened its new store on 1st December 1928. It was the second Woolworth's store to open in Leeds. The lady standing before the archway wears the shorter skirt and bobbed hairstyle that typifies 1920s fashion.
[23]Briggate, Empire Palace Theatre (City Centre)
Briggate, Empire Palace TheatreUndated, Looking north up Briggate in early 1900s. To the left can be seen the sign for the Leopard Hotel in Wheat Sheaf Yard. This site was demolished in 1903 to make way for the new Albion Place. Right of centre can be seen the Empire Palace Theatre which opened its doors on August 29th 1898. It was a Stoll Moss theatre and was a venue for a music hall. The first Boots chemist opened in 1902 on the corner of Briggate and King Edward Street, seen far right.
[24]Briggate, looking from Boar Lane (City Centre) (14 comments)
Briggate, looking from Boar LaneUndated. Looking north up Briggate from the junction with Boar Lane. Shops on the left include Burtons Arcade and H Samuel Jewellers; shops on the right include (from the top of Briggate) The Empire Arcade, Phillips Shoe Corner, Littlewoods, Smarts and F. W. Woolworth & Co. The street is full of pedestrians, cars and trams including the no. 3 tram going north to Harehills. On the central reservation there are steps leading down below Briggate to gentlemen's public toilets and police telephone booth.
[25]Briggate, Thornton's Arcade (City Centre)
Briggate, ThorntonUndated, View of early 1900s Briggate looking south from Headrow junction. On the left is Firth's Millner's, Stylish Milinery lowest prices'. On Briggate there are a number of horse-drawn vehicles and a man in bowler hat riding a bicycle to the left. On the right of centre above the arch of the Thornton's Arcade there is the sign for Hope Brothers (tailors and hosiery). On the corner can be seen E Hick & Co, a drapers shop far right.
[26]Brudenell Council School, Welton Road (Hyde Park) (72 comments)
Brudenell Council School, Welton RoadUndated, Taken in early 1900s Brudenell Council School was a mixed school for infants, juniors and seniors.
[27]Brudenell Road at the junction of Chestnut Avenue (Hyde Park) (3 comments)
Brudenell Road at the junction of Chestnut AvenueUndated, An early view of Brudenell Road showing the junction with Chestnut Avenue on the left. Moss Brothers occupy numbers 72 & 74 Brudenell Road. At number 64 William Horner's Greengrocer can be seen. A small boy rides a tricycle and a little girl pushes her doll's pram.
[28]Burley Hill (Burley)
Burley HillUndated, Taken in early 1900s picture shows Burley Hill Lodge and driveway.
[29]Burley Park Gates, Cardigan Lane (Burley) (9 comments)
Burley Park Gates, Cardigan LaneUndated, A wintry scene in the early 1900s of Burley Park Gates on Cardigan Lane. The Corporation purchased the 14&1/2 acres of Land to provide recreational facilties for the ever increasing population in the neighbourhood. The park was designed to cater for all ages with a sandpit, play equipment, cricket ground and bowling green and was acquired by the corporation in 1899.
[30]Burley Road (Burley)
Burley RoadUndated, View of Burley Road looking towards Leeds possibly early 1900s. Right of centre can be seen Burley National (St Matthias' School). Far right is Samuel Wright Thackray, joiners offering 'all kinds of repairs'.
[31]Cemetery Place off Woodhouse Lane (Woodhouse) (1 comment)
Cemetery Place off Woodhouse LaneUndated, Shops on left include numbers 197 to 211. Number 197, Woodhouse Post Office; number 199, F Knepel, Ladies Hairdresser, number 199A F. Robshaw, Antique dealer; number 201, Boothby's Batteries Ltd. Number 203, Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society Limited (Boot Branch). Number 205, Imperial Stage Training Academy sign visible on wall in front of tree's. At the corner of Cemetery Place beside the Post Box is number 209, photo general colour photography. The terraces on the right are Cemetery Place.
[32]Chapel at Armley Hill Top Cemetery (Armley)
Chapel at Armley Hill Top CemeteryUndated. A view of the chapel at Armley Hill Top Cemetery taken in the early 1900s. The cemetery on Green Hill Road was opened by Ephraim Barnsbee Esq., Chairman of Armley Burial Board, on 30th August 1887. The cost of the land was £2,963 and the buildings £2,780. The Chapel was built in 1886 and is Grade II listed, It was designed by J.P. Pritchett in the Gothic Revival Style.
[33]Chapeltown Road (Chapeltown) (9 comments)
Chapeltown RoadUndated, View looking north of Chapeltown Road. On the left is a horse and cart with the words 'Willow Grove' on the back. Tram lines are visible on the cobbled road. On the right are stone walls and gateways.
[34]Christ Church, Armley Ridge Road (Armley) (1 comment)
Christ Church, Armley Ridge RoadUndated, A view of Christ Church, Armley Ridge Road possibly early 1900s. John Gott Esq. gave the land for the site and the foundation stone was laid by Mrs W E Gott of Armley House on October 1st 1869. The Church is built in the Early English Style in Horsforth Sandstone.
[35]Church interior (Chapel Allerton) (6 comments)
Church interiorUndated, Interior view of St. Matthew's Church, which was consecrated in 1900 and was designed by G.F. Bodley, R.A. The church cost in the region of £20,000 to build and the architecture is fourteenth century in style. Here, the clustered columns and pointed arches of the arcades can be seen. The photograph was probably taken soon after the building's completion and certainly before the installation of the stained glass which made the interior very much darker. The organ, just seen in the background, dates from about 1900 and was the work of Messrs. Abbott & Smith of Leeds. It was donated by John William Naylor. The organ was later rebuilt for £60,000 by John Jackson Ltd.
[36]Church Lane, Chapel Allerton (Chapel Allerton) (3 comments)
Church Lane, Chapel AllertonUndated, Taken in the early 1900s of terraced shops ending with Kirk and Tattersall livery stables. The house on the right is the lodge surrounded by ornate ironwork. A woman in period dress waits outside the gate.
[37]Church Lane, Holy Trinity Church (Meanwood) (14 comments)
Church Lane, Holy Trinity ChurchUndated, An early 1900s view of Holy Trinity Church. It was designed by William Railton of London and built by George Bridgart of Derby. William Railton was also the architect of Nelson's Column. The architectural style chosen for the church was Lancet Gothic. William Beckett Denison laid the foundation stone on 20th May 1848 and the name of the church was consecreted in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity on 6th October 1849.
[38]Circus on Woodhouse Moor, Rampart Road (Woodhouse) (3 comments)
Circus on Woodhouse Moor, Rampart RoadUndated, View of Bertram Mills Circus from above Rampart Road, lots of people watching the festivities. In the middle is visible M Ambrose & Sons, Ice Cream Dealer's van, while in the sky on the left is visible an elephant balloon.
[39]City Square (City Centre)
City SquareUndated. An early view of City Square with the spires of Mill Hill Chapel beyond on the right. City Square was designed to commemorate Leeds receiving city status in 1893 and the statues seen here were chosen to celebrate this. From the far left, James Watt (1736-1819) by Henry Charles Fehr for his effect on the industry by his improvements to the steam engine. Second from left, John Harrison also by Henry Charles Fehr, an influential figure in seventeenth century Leeds, endowed St John's Church. Walter Farquhar Hook, by Frederick Pomeroy, known as 'The Great Vicar of Leeds' and right Joseph Priestley by Alfred Drury, discoverer of oxygen.
[40]City Square, Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel (City Centre)
City Square, Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel1910, A view of city square looking form Wellington Street. The original granite balusters can be clearly seen. These were rediscovered and replaced as part of the millennium restoration scheme of City Square. Looking across the square to the left of the centre is Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel. It was rebuilt on this site in Potternewton and Meanwood stone and opened on December 27th 1848.
[41]City Square, opening ceremony (City Centre) (2 comments)
City Square, opening ceremony16th September 1903. Crowded scene at the opening of City Square and the unveiling of the statue of the Black Prince, sculpted by Thomas Brock, which dominates the centre. In the background from left are the Standard Life Assurance Building, Park Row and Priestley Hall named after Dr Joseph Priestley who was also the Minister of the adjacent Mill Hill Chapel in the eighteenth century. Horses and carts are visible in the foreground, as well as a man pushing a handcart.
[42]City Square, Park Row (City Centre) (1 comment)
City Square, Park RowUndated, City Square and view up Park Row taken from Queen's Hotel. From left, flower beds and statues of City Square. Behind which is the end of Infirmary Street. The Norwich Union building is on the corner of Park Row and at the end of Park Row St Anne's Cathedral is visible. At the front on the right is Priestley Hall and the archway to the grounds of Mill Hill Chapel. Tram stops and period cars are visible in the foreground.
[43]City Square, Rear View of Black Prince (City Centre)
City Square, Rear View of Black PrinceUndated, Taken in the early 1900s the picture shows from the left, the Royal Exchange Building, Boar Lane, the rear of the Black Prince statue. The Green Dome of W Gwyther's Bank (1899), Bishop Gate and W. B. Perkins original Queens Hotel of 1863.
[44]City Square, Standard Life Assurance Company (City Centre)
City Square, Standard Life Assurance CompanyUndated. On the left can be seen the corner of City Square, with the Town Hall clock visible in the distance. To the north of City Square and centre left is the Standard Life Assurance building designed by Archibald Neill and opened in 1901. It was later replaced by the Norwich Union in 1967. Looking up Park Row in the centre can be seen the spire of St Anne's Cathedral and Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel to the far right.
[45]Civic Hall (City Centre) (1 comment)
Civic HallUndated, Front view of Civic Hall and top of the Civic Gardens. The gardens were later dedicated to Nelson Mandela in support of his struggle against apartheid. The ceremony took place on 10th December 1983. The gardens were re-dedicated on 30th April 2001 when Nelson Mandela visited Leeds and was made an Honorary Freeman of the city. This area is now Millennium Square. The Civic Hall was opened in 1933 by George V.
[46]Claremont Drive, looking west (Headingley)
Claremont Drive, looking westUndated. View of Claremont Drive showing semi-detached houses with gardens on the left, and a grass verge and tree line on the right, taken in the early 1900s. House numbers are in ascending order from no. 9 on the left. The houses were built sometime around 1900-1901, first appearing in directories in 1902.
[47]Coloured Cloth Hall, City Square (City Centre) (2 comments)
Coloured Cloth Hall, City Squarec1889. An early view of the Coloured or Mixed Cloth Hall, designed by architect, John Moxon and situated near the south end of Park Row. It was a huge and impressive building said at the time to rival any of its kind in Europe. It was the largest building in Georgian Leeds. Originally built in 1756-8 the octagonally shaped domed building and the entrance wing were added at a later date, about 1780. The inner courtyard could accomodate 20,000 people. In 1889 Leeds Corporation paid a sum of £66,000 for the hall in order to clear the site to make way for re-development. On the right a poster on an exterior wall advertises The vegetarian restaurant of George E. Stansfield at number 9 Park Lane. The site of the coloured cloth hall is now occupied by City Square and the General Post Office building. Photography by Wormald of Leeds (Edmund Wormald, 46 Great George Street).
[48]Coloured Cloth Hall, Junction of Park Row and Infirmary Street (City Centre)
Coloured Cloth Hall, Junction of Park Row and Infirmary StreetUndated, The 'coloured ' or 'mixed cloth' hall was built in 1758. Previously coloured cloth was sold in Briggate. This is an interior view of the hall showing the rows of arched windows. It was the largest building in Georgian Leeds and was designed to accomodate 1700 clothiers. With the advent of the factory production of cloth the trade gradually declined in the cloth halls. The coloured cloth hall was demolished in 1890 for the development of City Square.
[49]Corn Exchange (City Centre)
Corn ExchangeUndated, An early view of the Corn Exchange at the junction of Duncan Street and Vicar Lane. This fine building was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened for business in July, 1863. It was renovated and refurbished in 1990 to include numerous speciality shops and stalls.
[50]Corner of Albion Street and Headrow (City Centre)
Corner of Albion Street and HeadrowUndated, This image shows on the left John Gerald Pickering's printing, the Great Northern Parcel receiving office, the Headrow with the Town Hall visible in the background, the Commercial Hotel, Albion Street and the Leeds and Holbeck Permanent Building Society. The street is covered in bunting however it is not known why, possibly for the Relief of Mafeking. Photograph taken in the early 1900s.