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Search Aspect (Kings Mill )
Location - Leeds & District

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Aerial View, City Station and River Aire (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1964 The area seen in this aerial photo was the foundation for the wealth and growth of Leeds. The River Aire runs from the top right corner and then goes under the City Railway Station through the Dark Arches and emerges on the left. The Leeds-Liverpool Canal basin is here, many buildings have been restored and the area landscaped. Granary Wharf craft market and shops provide interest. Victoria Bridge spans the river here, leading to Briggate. This was the site of the cloth markets which generated the growth of Leeds. The City Station was built on land on which the Kings Mill had once stood, it was constructed on arches across a number of weirs and goits. The Kings Mill had ground corn for the people of Leeds. In the bottom left corner is triangular shaped Leeds Bridge House at the beginning of Hunslet Road. Moving up, next is Hunslet Lane, then Meadow Lane. The Hunslet area was heavily industrialised with engine works leather, foundries, potteries etc. In the top left corner is the Holbeck area where Matthew Murray had his engineering works, John Marshall built his flax mill and early industry thrived.
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Concordia Mills, Kings Mill Goit (City Centre)
Black & White imageJune 1902. View of Kings Mill Goit, showing Concordia Mills. Taken during Swinegate / Sovereign Street improvements.
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Isle of Cinder, Victoria Flour Mill (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image11th February 1907 Property is being measured prior to demolition, to be included in Sovereign Street Improvement area. The Isle of Cinder was created by waterways from the river serving the Kings Mills. Victoria Mill was founded in 1836 by Roger Shackleton. There were four mills in all with wharfeage on the river.
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Kings Mill Goit (City Centre)
Black & White image1892. View of Kings Mill Goit showing Swinegate and Concordia Mills and Tenter Lane. A sign on one of the buildings near the bridge reads 'This mill to let. Apply W. Nettleton, Flay Crow Yard'. Flay Crow Yard was located off Tenter Lane. Photography by Wormald of Leeds.
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Lady Lane, nos. 10 - 17 (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageJuly 1891 View of Lady Lane. On the left (out of view) is St Johns Square, next, no. 10 Lady Lane is occupied by Hiram Harris, tailor. Moving right, 12 is a greengrocers run by Soloman Berkovitch, 13 has a name board over the door. It was a print shop, business of Jacob Friedenson who advertised as a Hebrew and General Printer. At 14 Abraham Green kept a barbers shop. Wallis Barnes, a pawnbroker and jeweller had two shops, numbers 15/16. On the right, at the corner with Bridge Street number 17 was a grocers, owner Isaac Cohen. Two of these properties have Templar Crosses on them: number 14 has one on the wall between the windows. This is clearly visible when the original photo is magnified. The second cross can be seen to the right of the upper window of number 17. Crosses were displayed on property which had once belonged to the Manor of Whitkirk. This absolved them from having their corn ground at the Kings Mills at Swinegate and the obligation to provide the Crown with a proportion of the crop. There had been 19 crosses located in the city, some still can be seen on houses in Halton and Whitkirk. A cross is preserved in the Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall which was thought to have been sited on Templar Lane.
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