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[51]Cowper Street School, Cowper Street (Chapeltown) (18 comments)
Cowper Street School, Cowper StreetUndated. View shows Cowper Street School situated on Cowper Street by the junction with Back Hillcrest Avenue. This school is now known as Hillcrest Primary.
[52]Creskeld Hall, Creskeld Lane (Arthington)
Creskeld Hall, Creskeld LaneUndated, Creskeld Hall in the early years of the twentieth Century. It became part of the estate of the Rhode's family in 1846. The younger son of the family at this time, Francis Rhodes, married Charlotte Maria Darwin Cooper in 1849. She was a distant relative of Charles Darwin and Francis took the name 'Darwin'. They resided at Creskeld Hall and Francis, a barrister was also a magistrate for 48 years and had a life long interest in improving the area. Creskeld Hall is now used as the location of Home Farm in the filming of Emmerdale.
[53]Creskeld Hall, Creskeld Lane (Arthington) (2 comments)
Creskeld Hall, Creskeld LaneUndated, Creskeld Hall may be recognised by the many viewers of Emmerdale as the setting for 'Home Farm'. It is the only location which has survived the show's entire run. This is an early 1900s view. The 1881 Census lists the family of Francis Darwin as being in residence. Originally Francis Rhodes he became Darwin on his marriage to Charlotte Darwin. They both had distant family connections with Charles Darwin.
[54]Crimean War Memorial (City Centre)
Crimean War MemorialUndated, Interior of Leeds Parish Church showing the Crimen War Memorial. This monument was erected to commemorate officers, noncommissioned officers and privates who were native to Leeds and were killed in the Crimean War of 1854-56. It was funded by public subscription in 1859. The figure of victory crowns a dying soldier set above a Gothic style marble base engraved with the names of those who were lost.
[55]Drinking Fountain, Roundhay Park (Roundhay)
Drinking Fountain, Roundhay ParkUndated, Taken in the early 1900s of the drinking fountain designed by the architect Thomas Ambler. The picture shows the eight classical columns and some of the twenty taps that connected directly to the Eccup water supply providing free refreshment to visitors while waste was drained away from expensive granite basins. Inside the dome is inscribed 'presented to Leeds Corporation by John Barran, MP, 3rd April 1882'. Kissing gate in foreground.
[56]East Street Methodist Free Church (Cross Green)
East Street Methodist Free ChurchUndated, Junction of Cross Green Lane and Timber Place. Building on the right is East Street Methodist Free Church. The notice on the side advertises Rev W. R. Dawson to preach on Sunday at 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.
[57]Empire Theatre, Briggate (City Centre) (5 comments)
Empire Theatre, BriggateFebruary 1961 On the left is the Empire Theatre designed by London Architect Frank Matchem opened on 29th August 1898. A popular music hall of the stoll moss variety, the Empire Theatre was closed on the 25th February 1961 and demolished in January 1962 to become the Empire Arcade and then the site of Harvey Nichols first store outside London. Advertised are a 2pm and 7pm showing of 'Emile Littler's 18th All Star Leeds Laughter pantomine Babes in the Wood.' With Nat Jackley , Ian Wallace, Allan Bruce, Brian Burdon and Margaret Freer. On the right is the Readicut Wool Co Ltd, the Knitting & Rug Wool Specialists'. In the foreground are some 1950s style cars.
[58]Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, 'Little Switzerland (Gledhow) (10 comments)
Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, Undated, A view of Gledhow Hall possibly early 1900s. The land was originally monastic and was purchased from Elizabeth I by the Thwaites family. The Hall eventually came into possession of Liberal, James Kitson the first Lord Mayor of Leeds and head of the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Company. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War.
[59]Gledhow Lane, Gledhow Hall (Gledhow)
Gledhow Lane, Gledhow HallUndated, An early 1900s view of Gledhow Lane at its junction with Gledhow Wood Road. During the first World War the hall was used as a military hospital and was run by volunteers.
[60]Great George Street, looking towards the Town Hall (City Centre) (1 comment)
Great George Street, looking towards the Town HallUndated, An early 1900s view of Great George Street with the Town Hall beyond. There is a confectioners on the right selling tea and coffee. The small street off to the right of Great George Street is Oxford Row.
[61]Great George Street, St Georges Church (City Centre) (2 comments)
Great George Street, St Georges ChurchUndated, An early 1900s view. Looking from St Georges Church. The church was designed by John Clark in 1836-8 and the western tower, over 48 metres in height, incorporated a spire, clock and bell. Burial vaults on the south side were in use until 1855. Built by Atack and Baxter, the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Ripon, Charles Longley on December 16th, 1836. The cost of the building was £11,000. Only recently (21st January 2006), after a period of over forty years, a new spire was added to St. George's Church by property and construction company David McLean, as part of a development contract including an apartment scheme adjacent to the church. English Heritage provided the brief for the new 20 metre spire and it was based on designs by David McLean Design. The construction work includes a steel skeletal frame and lead cladding and was carried out by Mercot Stainless Ltd. a firm based in Flint, North Wales. The original spire, seen here, was destroyed by freak gales on 11th February 1962. The new spire was erected in eight sections. It has four pinnacles, a stainless steel cross and weighs over thirty tonnes. At the far right, in the background, part of Leeds General Infirmary can be seen.
[62]Great Woodhouse Hall, No 205 Woodhouse Lane (Woodhouse)
Great Woodhouse Hall, No 205 Woodhouse LaneUndated, After leaving private hands this part of the hall was made use of in 1900 as a private girl's school and then the Imperial Stage Training Academy before demolition in 1958 to make way for the Department of Engineering, Leeds University. Image shows a two storey derelict building with ornate porch. Bottom of the house is obscured by hedge.
[63]Great Woodhouse Hall, No 205 Woodhouse Lane (Woodhouse)
Great Woodhouse Hall, No 205 Woodhouse LaneUndated, Image shows a two storey derelict building with ornate porch. Bottom of the house is obscured by a hedge and wall that appears to have previously had railings on top. This building was all that remained of Great Woodhouse Hall (1720). After leaving private hands this part of the hall was made use of in 1900 as a private girl's school and then the Imperial Stage Training Academy before demolition in 1958 to make way for the Department of Engineering, Leeds University.
[64]Green Houses, Canal Gardens (Roundhay)
Green Houses, Canal GardensUndated, Taken in the early 1900s shows the green houses of Canal Gardens. Later demolished and replaced with the Coronation House conservatory in 1911.
[65]Harewood House (Harewood)
Harewood HouseUndated, A view, possibly early 1900s of the rear of Harewood House showing the terraces and gardens. The son of Henry Lascelles, former tax collector in the Barbados, London Merchant Banker and MP for North Allerton, built Harewood House. The architects were John Carr and Robert Adam and the grounds landscaped by Capability Brown, including the creation of a large lake. The stone for the house was quarried locally.
[66]Harrison's Almshouses, Wade Lane (City Centre)
HarrisonUndated, Possibly late 1920s or early 1930s. Looking across from the Rockingham Street, to the houses in Wade Lane. These particular almshouses were a gift of John Harrison who left £1,000 as an endowment. They were built in 1653 for the use of forty poor women. When the area was redeveloped in the 1960s Harrison's Almhouses were demolished.
[67]Harrogate Road showing the Church of St John the Evangelist (Moortown)
Harrogate Road showing the Church of St John the Evangelist Undated. Image is taken from the junction of Stonegate Road with Harrogate Road, looking across fields on the left to the Church of St John the Evangelist in the early 1900s. Nowadays, the field to the left of the church is the site of the Ring Road, B.P. petrol station, a branch of Leeds Cooperative Society and a number of shops. The Church is in the early English style and was designed by Joseph Thomson. The land was gifted by Sir Thomas Beckett and the building fund raised by a number of people including the Earl of Harewood and John Gott. The houses between the telegraph and the right edge of the image are still there today. The post office used to be located in the building to the left of the telegraph pole and that building also still survives. The other houses in the background were part of Providence Square and were demolished in the 1930s for the continuation of the Outer Ring Road on to Shadwell Lane and Seacroft. A horse and cart can be seen in the middle distance.
[68]Headingley Cricket Ground, Kirkstall Lane (Headingley)
Headingley Cricket Ground, Kirkstall LaneUndated, A view of the cricket ground and pavilion in the early 1900s. The 22 acre site originally belonged to the Cardigan Estate and was purchased by the Leeds Football, Cricket and Athletic Company Ltd chaired by Lord Hawke. The first match was held on May 27th, 1890 between Leeds CC and Scarborough and the pavilion was built in 1889.
[69]House and Field (Unknown)
House and FieldUndated, Taken in the early 1900s of an unidentified house with two boys in field next to the house.
[70]Infirmary Street, City Square (City Centre)
Infirmary Street, City SquareUndated, Early 1900s view of the Junction of Park Row and Infirmary Street taken prior to building developments. On the left can be seen the corner of City Square. The large building on the left dominates the north west side of the square and is the Post Office Building. It was built in 1896 on the site once occupied by the coloured cloth hall. On the right the impressive Standard Life Assurance Building, demolished in the 1960s to be replaced by the Norwich Union Building which in its turn was replaced by the new no 1 City Square.
[71]Infirmary Street, City Square (City Centre) (2 comments)
Infirmary Street, City SquareUndated, The Standard Life Assurance Building at the junction of Park Row and Infirmary Street. Archibald Neill designed the building situated on the North side of City Square. It was opened in 1901 on the site of the former court house.
[72]Infirmary Street, City Square (City Centre)
Infirmary Street, City SquareUndated, View of Standard Life Assurance Building designed by Archibald Neill and opened in 1901. From the junction of Park Row and Infirnary Street. The building on the left is the Post Office Building which stands on the North-West side of City Square. An early 1900s scene.
[73]Junction of Briggate & Boar Lane (City Centre)
Junction of Briggate & Boar LaneUndated, Looking up Briggate from the juction with Boar Lane. Sutton's Mantle Warehouse with its striped shutters can be seen on the left advertising the 'latest fashions'. At number 37A is the sign for the Cafe Royale, the proprietress being Miss Jessie Brotherton. A sign advertises 'Rowntrees Cocoa' on the right. The scene is early 1900s as some of the gentlemen are sporting straw boaters fashionable at the time.
[74]Junction of Harlech Road with Dewsbury Road (Beeston) (11 comments)
Junction of Harlech Road with Dewsbury RoadUndated, A possibly early 1900s view of Dewsbury Road with Harlech Road junction to the left. The shop on the corner of Harlech Road is Thomas Hiscoe's cabinet maker and Undertaker. Further down is Alfred Scruton, Fruiterer, Cross Flatts Pharmacy and B.A. & M Smith's Confectioners at no 336. At the far end of the parade of shops on Dewsbury Road is Tempest Road.
[75]Junction of King Lane and Harrogate Road (Chapel Allerton) (1 comment)
Junction of King Lane and Harrogate RoadUndated. An early 1900s view of the junction of King Lane and Harrogate Road. A number 176 tram travels up Harrogate Road, its destination 'Street Lane'.
[76]King Lane, Moortown (Moortown)
King Lane, MoortownUndated, Possibly from the early 1900s a view of King Lane looking towards Harrogate Road. People are standing on the road side outside their houses to pose for the photograph.
[77]Kirkstall Grange, Becketts Park (Headingley)
Kirkstall Grange, Becketts ParkUndated, Built originally as a private house, it was extensively altered in 1858 by its owner William Beckett, partner of Beckett & Co, the old Leeds Bank and MP for Ripon. Visible are some of his alterations, the Beckett Coat of Arms high up on the front elevation, bay windows topped with stone balustrading and a stone porch with corinthian pillars flanking the outer doors below a ceremonial balcony. The photograph was taken in the early 1900s.
[78]Kirkstall Lane (Headingley)
Kirkstall LaneUndated, Taken in the early 1900s. View shows terraced housing on the left, on Kirkstall Lane looking towards the cricket ground and a lodge. Young children playing in the foreground.
[79]Land sale at Cliff Tannery, Meanwood Road (Meanwood) (1 comment)
Land sale at Cliff Tannery, Meanwood RoadUndated. Image taken at Cliff Tannery, in Meanwood Road, which was owned by Kitchin & Co. Ltd. and it would appear that a land sale is taking place. In 1892 some land was sold to Leeds Corporation to form part of the destructor site so this image may possibly date from that time.
[80]Leeds Bridge, Lower Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Leeds Bridge, Lower BriggateUndated, View of the original stone built Leeds Bridge spanning the River Aire. This is a very early scene because the bridge was removed in 1869 to make way for the present wrought and cast iron one designed by Thomas Dyne. A stone bridge existed here from about 1376 and it was widened several times in 1730, 1760 and 1796.
[81]Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Winter Gardens (City Centre) (1 comment)
Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Winter GardensUndated, A view of the Winter Gardens at Leeds General Infirmary taken in early 1900s. The new infirmary was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in consultation with the chief physician Dr Charles Chadwick, after they made visits to French hospitals. The glass and iron roof seen here was built over the Central Hall by the Exhibition Committee. The winter gardens were also used for concerts, tennis and an art gallery. The roof was demolished in 1911.
[82]Lodge to Keldholme, Harrogate Road (Moortown)
Lodge to Keldholme, Harrogate RoadUndated, The Lodge to Keldholme. This was view was possibly taken in the early 1900s. Situated at Moortown off the Harrogate Road. A small boy and girl can be seen at the gates with their wheeled toys.
[83]Lodge to Keldholme, number 259 Harrogate Road (Moortown) (1 comment)
Lodge to Keldholme, number 259 Harrogate RoadUndated. Image shows the lodge to Keldholme, numbered 259 Harrogate Road. Access to Keldholme, a large house, is seen to the right of the lodge. On the left there is a service access road to the adjoining property, Allerton Lodge. At one time the lodge was occupied by a succession of coachmen or gardeners who worked for the residents of Keldholme or sometimes Allerton Lodge. Nowadays, it is the premises of John Kinsey's hair & beauty salon. On the 1881 census Keldholme is listed as being the home of Charles Muirhead and family, a Scottish provisions merchant whose company, Charles Muirhead & Co., was based at 16 Bank Chambers in Park Row, Leeds.
[84]Lower Briggate, Boar Lane Corner (City Centre)
Lower Briggate, Boar Lane CornerUndated, Looking down Lower Briggate in early 1900s. A tram can be seen to the left of the centre and to the right of centre and to the right of Centre Dysons Clockmakers and Jewellers. John Dyson founded the business in 1865 in two cottages dating from 1650 (26/27 Briggate). The clock can be distictly seen and the ball used to descend at 1pm daily. Hardy & Co, a clothing shop occupies the corner and the road to the right is Boar Lane.
[85]Lower Headrow (City Centre)
Lower HeadrowUndated, An early view of the Lower Headrow (Lowerhead Row as it was then called) before widening looking towards the Town Hall. On the left at no 26 is the Malt Shovel, at no 31 The Three Legs Inn and further down The Vine Public House. Youngman's fish shop can be seen on the right. Henry Robert Youngman moved from Londonin 1882 to open a shop in Hunslet in 1885. He eventually opened this shop in Lower Headrow with restaurant facilities. Road widening forced a move to New Briggate.
[86]Mansion (Unknown)
MansionUndated, Photograph of a group of 19 men taken in front of an unidentified building in the early 1900s.
[87]Meanwood Beck (Meanwood) (3 comments)
Meanwood Beck Undated, This view taken in the early 1900s is thought to be of Meanwood Beck. (Also known as Adel Beck and Sheepscar Beck). The Beck has acted as a boundary since the Dark Ages dividing Headingley cum Burley from Chapel Allerton. Stone from this area was quarried and used locally and nationally and was famous for its quality.
[88]Meanwood Woods (Meanwood)
Meanwood WoodsUndated, An early 1900s view of Meanwood Beck. The word 'Meanwood' is derived from the Old English 'Maene wudu' meaning the Common Wood. In the late seventeenth century and throughout the eighteenth Meanwood Valley had many small industries in operation which relied on water from the beck to turn the water wheels. Some of the industries were flax spinning, paper-making, corn- milling and tanning for which oak-bark needed grinding. The beck ran from beyond Golden Acre to the River Aire at Crown Point Bridge.
[89]Methley Drive, Harrogate Road Junction (Chapel Allerton) (10 comments)
Methley Drive, Harrogate Road JunctionUndated, The north side terraced houses of Methley Drive. with two shops at the corner. No 1 Methley Drive is a greengrocers run by Mr Edwin Spink and no 19 Harrogate Road, a drapers run by Mrs Emily Walker. To the right of the shops can be seen the Chapeltown Council School built in 1878 by the Leeds Board it is still in use today as a Primary School. This picture is taken from the top corner of Montreal Parade taken in early 1900s.
[90]Moot Hall, Briggate (City Centre) (2 comments)
Moot Hall, BriggateUndated, 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.
[91]New Briggate looking South (City Centre)
New Briggate looking SouthUndated, Early view of New Briggate looking South. From the left, Wilcocks Ironmongers, the arch of the Grand Arcade, Edward Swallow, corset maker, The Grand Theatre. A crowded, open topped tram rattles its way down New Briggate. On the right hand side there is a sign for Parker's Hotel & Dining Rooms.
[92]New Briggate, Grand Arcade, Grand Theatre (City Centre)
New Briggate, Grand Arcade, Grand TheatreUndated, Upper Briggate looking South in the early 1900s. On the right of the ironmonger's shop there is an arch of the Grand Arcade. The plain and glazed faience made for the entrance was produced in Burmantofts. The arcade was designed by Smith & Tweedale and built by the New Briggate Arcade Company. To the centre the Grand Theatre, one of the finest theatres outside London, it could seat 3,150 people. It opened in 1878. There is a notice on the front saying 'early door'.
[93]North British Mercantile Insurance Co. Offices (City Centre)
North British Mercantile Insurance Co. OfficesUndated, View of the North British Mercantile Insurance Co. Offices spanning East Parade between Greek Street and Russell Street. There is an ornate stone front with two arched porches and elaborate stone window surrounds. Empty stone sconces are visible on the first floor. This building is on the site of the Congregational Chapel which dates from 1841 and was demolished in 1899. The image dates from the early 1900s.
[94]Otley Road (Headingley)
Otley RoadUndated, An early view of Otley Road looking north towards Otley. In the distance can be seen the lodge for Spenfield commissioned by James Walker Oxley, designed by George Corson and built between 1875 and 1877. Spenfield became the offices for Leeds Waterworks (eventually Yorkshire Water.) Sold in 1997 to Greenalls PLC, is now part of the Village Hotel and Leisure Complex.
[95]Park Row (City Centre)
Park RowUndated, Looking down Park row in the early 1900s towards Headrow. Park Row was completed in 1776 and is well known as the financial area of the city. The spire of St Anne's Cathedral can be seen in the distance. On the right can be seen one of the financial institutions The National Provincial Bank of England at No 2 Park Row.
[96]Period Dress (Unknown)
Period DressUndated, Taken in the early 1900s a group of people in period dress in an unidentified field.
[97]Potternewton Mansion (Chapeltown)
Potternewton MansionUndated, The view of Potternewton Mansion taken from the Park is mostly obscured by trees. A fence separated the mansion from the Park. In front of the fence sit a mother and father in period dress surrounded by four young girls while two young boys play in the grass. Taken in early 1900s.
[98]Potternewton Mansion, Harehills Lane (Chapeltown) (1 comment)
Potternewton Mansion, Harehills LaneUndated, An early 1900s view of Potternewton Mansion in Potternewton Park. The walls of the Mansion are clad in creeper and several people are relaxing on seating which occupies the full frontage of the building. The park was opened in 1901.
[99]Potternewton Mansion, Harehills Lane, Potternewton Park (Chapeltown)
Potternewton Mansion, Harehills Lane, Potternewton ParkUndated, Looking across Potternewton Park to Potternewton Mansion in the direction of Harehills Lane in the early 1900s. Leeds Corporation acquired Potternewton Park in 1901 when it was purchased from R B Jowitt Esq. Because of its sheltered situation the Park was thought suitable for semi tropical bedding plants and experiments were undertaken to grow these in interesting groups.
[100]Potternewton Mansion, rear view (Chapeltown)
Potternewton Mansion, rear viewUndated, View of a Potternewton Mansion taken in the early 1900s. A drive sweeps round in front of a creeper clad building. The gardens are lawned and there are three rustic wooden seats arranged on the expanse of lawn to the right of the drive.